I came across the following dialogue in an American TV show, called Younger. Firstly I figured there was an error typing which the correct one should be run it through instead of run it though as I've never seen run it though. I wish to get some clarification if I guess wrongly. Thanks.

[A is a director of publising house and B is an assistant of A]

A: Let me ask you a question. Do you think I should change my profile photo (Tweeter)? Maybe do one with the Leiber (a made to order bag)?

B: Uh, absolutely.

A: Would you mind taking a few photos?

B: Sure.

A: Oh, no, not with that (B is taking out her cellphone from her pocket). Use this (A is taking out her camera from drawer). And run it though one of those fancy Instagram filters.

Also, There are few sentences for run though :

  1. Your most fun pokemon to run though levels with

  2. Trying to run though a bad diet

  3. Can Ted Cruz run though he was born In Canada?

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    It's "through". ... Where did you find the written text?
    – Catija
    May 20, 2015 at 4:22
  • @Catija Hi, here's the link springfieldspringfield.co.uk/…
    – puputeh24
    May 20, 2015 at 4:23
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    It's just an error in the text. It's definitely "run it through".
    – Catija
    May 20, 2015 at 4:26
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    Sure! I'd definitely wait to see if anyone has any other ideas but I'm pretty sure it's just a typo.
    – Catija
    May 20, 2015 at 4:29
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    However, example 3 about Ted Cruz probably is correct: "Can Ted Cruz run even though he was born in Canada?" Perhaps it's speculating about a US Presidential campaign.
    – Andrew Leach
    May 20, 2015 at 7:35

1 Answer 1


In your ABABA example, it should definitely have been through. However, in some spoken dialect, the R is elided. I remember a TV commercial wherein some sports personality extolled Lipton's "Flow-Thoo" teabags. But this does not sound like "though".

As for your 1, 2, 3 examples:

  • 1: ...to run though levels...

    Should be "run through levels..."

  • 2: ...run though a bad diet...

    Should be "run through a bad diet..."

  • 3 Can Ted Cruz run though he was born in Canada?

    This is correct. The meaning is ...run (, even) though he was born in Canada?

  • @ Brian Hitchcock Hi, actually I noticed the typo run though was from a script, not hearing from that TV show. I couldn't hear clearly from TV show whether though or through because A was speaking too fast for me.
    – puputeh24
    May 20, 2015 at 12:12

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