According to this post, the following uses of throughout are grammatical, but sound strange to native speakers(or maybe even wrong according to a comment on the post):
- throughout today
- throughout yesterday
I have two questions that the post didn't give an answer to:
- Why using today and yesterday right after throughout make the phrase sound strange, while using other words (e.g.: the day, an entire day, her life, etc.) does not.
- Are there any other words than today and yesterday that make the phrase sound strange when used right after throughout?
For the question 1
I speculate the answer to the question 1 is potentially the following:
- Using today or yesterday is confusing because they're often used as an adverb, as opposed to a noun, which should be used right after the preposition throughout. By the way, throughout can also be used as an adverb, which further complicates things.
But I'm not sure this is an enough reason why native speakers feel a relatively strong sense of strangeness (or even wrongness).
For the question 2
I speculate tomorrow is also make the phrase sound strange because of its similar use to today and yesterday, but other than that I don't have any clue.
throughout example phrases
The following phrases are collected from the web. I'm assuming these uses are grammatical and sound natural.
In most cases, they need to have hay or pasture throughout the day, with additional grain feedings twice a day.
: lasting for, occupying, or appearing throughout an entire day
The museum is open daily throughout the year.
The national tragedy of rival groups killing each other continued throughout 1990.
troubled her throughout her life
Movie music can be made memorable because its themes are repeated throughout the film.
Heavy snow will keep falling throughout the day today, forecasts Environment Canada.