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    Go/Get through.

    I know it's a questions that gets asked online very often. I've read a few posts about it but they didn't answer my questions.

    Go through- I know it has several meanings like 'go through a chapter/article,' 'go through difficult times' etc. Here I just want to know about how to use it for roads/ways. Please let me know if I used them correctly.
    - We went to the airport through a different route.
    - It'll be quicker if we go through this alleyway.
    - A: Excuse me, where is the toilet. B: Just go through that door over there and keep walk straight, it'll be on your left.

    Get through- I don't know if this has any meanings other than 'deal with a difficult situation,' if there is please let me know. Please let me know if my sentences are correct.
    - I don't know how we got through that mission. (video game)
    - We will get through this pandemic sooner or later.
    - You will get through this, trust me. (talking to a cancer patience that he will survive.)

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    #2

    Re: Go/Get through.

    No. Yes. Yes.

    No, you can also use it literally. I tried to burgle your house but I couldn't get through the window.

    Yes. Yes. Yes.

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    Re: Go/Get through.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    No. Yes. Yes.

    No, you can also use it literally. I tried to burgle your house but I couldn't get through the window.

    Yes. Yes. Yes.
    Wow! I should've numbered them .
    Please let me know if this is what you meant.

    Incorrect- We went to the airport through a different route.
    Correct- It'll be quicker if we go through this alleyway.
    Correct - A: Excuse me, where is the toilet. B: Just go through that door over there and keep walk straight, it'll be on your left.


    Correct- I don't know how we got through that mission. (video game)
    Correct- We will get through this pandemic sooner or later.
    Correct- You will get through this, trust me. (talking to a cancer patience that he will survive.)

    Can you please tell me why it's incorrect given that it is what you meant?

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    Re: Go/Get through.

    We go from A to B by – not through –a route.

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    Re: Go/Get through.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    Wow! I should've numbered them .
    Yes.

    Can you please tell me why it's incorrect given that it is what you meant?
    Only the first is incorrect. You don't go 'through a route'. You could say We took a different route to the airport.

    What is what I meant?

    Please try to make your questions easier to respond to. Feel free to use the Thank and Like buttons.

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    Re: Go/Get through.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We go from A to B by – not through –a route.
    What's the difference between 'by' and 'through' here? I mean why is 'through' wrong here if 'go through an alleyway' is correct?

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    Re: Go/Get through.

    Because an alleyway is something that has a beginning and an end - it is a defined length of road/land that can be pointed to on a map and it connects A and B. An alleyway is usually quite narrow and has walls or hedges on either side, so it actually feels as if you are going "through" something. A route is a collection of directions, roads, streets (or similar).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Go/Get through.

    Ashraful, please note that it's cancer patient.
    Not a professional teacher

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    Re: Go/Get through.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Because an alleyway is something that has a beginning and an end - it is a defined length of road/land that can be pointed to on a map and it connects A and B. An alleyway is usually quite narrow and has walls or hedges on either side, so it actually feels as if you are going "through" something. A route is a collection of directions, roads, streets (or similar).
    I see. So it has to be 'through' something.' I guess we can also say 'go through the corridor?'

    Should I say "We went to the airport by a different route?"

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    Re: Go/Get through.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashraful Haque View Post
    I see. So it has to be 'through' something.' I guess we can also say 'go through the corridor?'

    Should I say "We went to the airport by a different route?"
    Yes and yes.
    I am not a teacher.

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