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    write them through college

    For years I felt sorry for myself as I worked a seven-day week. I churned out hundreds of newspaper articles, along with a few books, to raise three children and write them through college. (quoted from Selected English Readings)

    What does write them through college mean?
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    Re: write them through college

    ... ​pay for them to get through college, using the money I earnt from my writing.

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    Re: write them through college

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    ... ​pay for them to get through college, using the money I earnt from my writing.
    Earnt is a typo, isn't it?
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    Re: write them through college

    No.

    It's a much less common form than 'earned', but it is correct in BrE.

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