Learn English – Difference between ‘through’ and ‘throughout’


I'm not sure which is correct:

The bride's mother sniffed all the way through/throughout the wedding service.

According to the Cambridge dictionary, 'through' means 'from the beginning to the end of a period of time. 'Throughout' means 'in every part, or during the whole period of time'. Does that mean both are acceptable? Thanks.

Best Answer

The correct usage would be

The bride's mother sniffed all through the wedding service.


The bride's mother sniffed throughout the wedding service.

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