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In the conclusion of an essay, which fits better?

Through this experience, ...

Throughout this experience, ...

It sounds better to me with throughout, but I really do not know why. Any explicit example will be greatly appreciated.

  • Because they have different meanings, more context is required to identify the appropriate/correct choice. Since you're writing a conclusion, "through" is probably correct in the context. (Just speculating) – phant0m Jan 13 '12 at 15:16
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One of the Oxford English Dictionary’s definitions of throughout as a preposition is ‘Through the whole of . . . in or to every part of; everywhere in.’ Through, on the other hand, can mean ‘by means of’. Your choice depends on the meaning you want to express.

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  • Great, I found the definitions. Thanks for the guidance. – Peretz Oct 29 '11 at 18:05

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