Is it correct to say: "sell/send/distribute throughout the United States."? The idea is that the person/firm sends/sells/distributes something to every city in the United States. I really want to use 'throughout' and I'm not sure which verb is suitable in that case.

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    You have the correct idea. This person sells products throughout the United States.
    – Kasey
    Commented Jan 19, 2018 at 4:20
  • Can I use the other verbs as well? Or 'to sell' is the only option here? Commented Jan 19, 2018 at 7:10
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    You can use almost any verb that refers to an activity which can occur in multiple places. They sang throughout the US. Are you looking for synonyms for sell?
    – TimR
    Commented Jan 19, 2018 at 12:58
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    @Tᴚoɯɐuo No, I'm not looking for a synonym of "sell." I wasn't sure if all verbs (send/distribute) could be used with "throughout the United States." If it sounds natural to say, e.g. "we distribute throughout the United States". Sometimes you can use a verb in a sentence, but then you realized nobody speaks/writes like that. Commented Jan 20, 2018 at 3:13

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Throughout the United States means everywhere in the United States. It works with any verb that might reasonably be used with that meaning. There are no special requirements for verbs to work with throughout.

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