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Threw is the past tense of 'throw'. The past participle is thrown.
Unfortunately, the word threw has many meanings and can be used in many ways:
- They threw him in prison for stealing the cash.
- The child threw such a temper tantrum because he couldn't get the toy he wanted.
- She threw the clothes into the suitcase.
- He threw the ball at the target.
- The lady threw the shawl over her shoulders.
- The ventriloquist threw his voice really well at the show.
- The young lad threw all his energy into his work.
- The police department threw every available agent into the case.
- The horse threw the lady off twice. I mean,I could go on and on...
So, in other words, threw is a verb - an action word. On the other hand however...
...is not! It's a preposition (adjective or adverb) used to establish relationships between things. It also Indicates movement from one side or end of something to or past the other side or end of something
- Ony through hard work will he ever excel.
- The train passed through the tunnel at an amazing speed.
- I am through with this relationship!
**side note** - Thru has the same meaning as through but is used as an informal variant. It's actually an abbreviation of "through," and is typically used when their is limited space like the expiry date on credit cards, road signs or for texting. It should not however, be used in formal writing.
is just the opposite of false! And definitely sounds different than through and threw when pronounced properly!
So when talking about something in terms of being factual, faithful, real, loyal or genuine - use True!
Resource: dailywritingtips.com, elearnenglishlanguage.com,
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