If I'm talking about, say, an exhibition, and it's going to last for a few months, which one would you say?

  • "The exhibition will continue through to May."
  • "The exhibition will continue through May."

I even saw it being said this way "The exhibition continues through May." and here they're not even talking about a regularly-occurring exhibition, just a one time thing.

  • Just want to say that using through rather than until is a very American construction. – Tim Lymington supports Monica Dec 11 '14 at 15:51
  • Only my husband would walk into Wal-Mart and point out the DNA tests and say very loudly thats what we should get everyone for christmas – Jeri Dec 2 '17 at 1:56

The exhibition will continue through May means the exhibition will continue through the whole of May (or most of it).

The exhibition will continue through to May means the exhibition will continue as far as May, ie to the end of April or very early days of May, and then stop.

  • I figured as much but thought i'd check. Thanks a million! :) – Habiba Dec 11 '14 at 12:05

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