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Amy talks about her strong interest in finance developed through her internship in the trust fund.

I get confused about the word "through". Would it be appropriate to use it there?

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through = by virtue of, by way of, by means of. – Kris Dec 27 '12 at 11:05
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In the context you provided through means by means of, by way of, by dint of, via and seems to be the correct usage. You could use from if you were referring to the internship more like a place or workspace.

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Through makes perfect sense there, and is probably the best choice.

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Good to know:) Thank you Barrie. – lessismore Dec 27 '12 at 8:33
@lessismore You don't need to say "Thank you" to every answer. The SE way to say thank you is to upvote, and eventually to accept the most suitable answer. – Andrew Leach Dec 27 '12 at 10:00
The OP might find it helpful if the down-voter would say why through might not be suitable. – Barrie England Dec 27 '12 at 12:16

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