Threw vs. Through

It is very common to get confused between homophones because of their similar sounds. Two such homophones that are poles apart when it comes to meanings are ‘Threw’ and ‘Through’.

Threw is the past tense of ‘Throw’, which means to propel or force something in the air using an arm or a hand.


  • The man threw the ball in the field.
  • She threw the book away.

Through is a preposition and an adverb. It means moving in one side and out of the other side or running the complete length of.


  • We took a taxi through the city.
  • Go through these documents before signing them.
  • Because of the difference in their meanings, it is very simple to understand these two words and their usage.

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