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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #111190: Across or Through
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    Across or Through


    ACROSS or THROUGH?

     

    1) ACROSS : On the other side... 

    * If there's a change of places from a place to another place in a 2 dimension space. (a street,  a park, a town...).The two dimensions are : the length and the width and correspond to a surface. 

      

                                                                ---------------|---------------

                                                                                  |

                                                                                  |

                                                                ---------------|---------------

     

     - You must never run across a street.  

    * When there is no change of places: the action takes place on the other side.

    - She was standing across the street, looking at us. 

    - Let's meet across the Park, in front of the baker's.

     

                                                                       

     

      To come across = to meet.

    2) THROUGH = in on one side, and out on the other side..., in a 3 dimension space. (a forest, a wood, the jungle, a door, a window...) The three dimensions are : the length, the width and the height. They correspond to a volume

    Through often expresses a difficulty, an effort to be made and often implies that the action is done from the beginning to the end

     

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                                                 ------------|              |-----------------------   

                                                                       |

     

    - The burglar came in through the window. 

    - Yesterday, at the circus, the lions jumped through the hoops set ablaze!                                                                                                                 

       to be through... = to have finished/ to be over

                                                                         

     

     Easy, isn't it?  Now, let's try the test.  





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