GCSE English

Threw, Through & Thorough


The first two of these words are pronounced the same way. They have a very different meaning:

Threw = past tense of "throw"
e.g. Jimmy threw the ring at Emiko.

Through has a number of related meanings, but mostly it's all about completing something.
e.g. Elvis walked through the door.
e.g. John was through with work for the day.

And how about this one:
e.g. Gareth was through with mosquitoes coming through the window!

Thorough is what GCSE.com hopes to be when writing tutorials: completed work with no mistakes. Here it is in its adverb form:
e.g. Keith cleaned his car thoroughly at least once a week.

Advice and advise
Affect and effect
Bought and brought
Complement and compliment
Discreet and discrete
Hear and here
Its and it's
Lead and led
Less and fewer
Licence and license
Loose and lose
  Plane and plain
Poor, pore and pour
Practice and practise
Principal and principle
Sort and sought
Stationary and stationery - new!
There, their and they're
Threw, through and thorough
To and too
Warn and Worn
Whose and who's
Your and you're

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