Consider the scenario where my friend had a fight with a girl. That girl then kept staring at me as if I had caused that fight. We (that girl and I) had all of our classes together.

She kept staring at me through all the classes. (That's because we had all our classes together.)

Is the use of "through" natural?

("She kept staring at me all the time.")

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"Through" can be used in a temporal sense, so there is nothing technically wrong with it. However, the word "throughout" would have an explicit temporal quality to it in the circumstances, so would perhaps be a better option.

  • Will it be something like: "She kept staring at me throughout all the classes." Aug 6, 2019 at 18:34
  • And will "through" be likely? Aug 6, 2019 at 18:34
  • @It'saboutEnglish to the former question; yes, that's entirely unambiguous (albeit slightly stilted)
    – Stumbler
    Aug 6, 2019 at 18:36
  • So if it sounds stilted, is there a better way to express it? Aug 6, 2019 at 18:46
  • @It'saboutEnglish not really related to the original question you asked, but perhaps something like "For all the classes throughout the rest of that day she constantly stared at me"
    – Stumbler
    Aug 6, 2019 at 18:53

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