Can the phrase 'throughout history' only be found at the beginning or at the end of a sentence? If both are possible, is there a difference in the meaning?

The sentence: Women have been known for being strong throughout history. Throughout history, women have been known for being strong.

Is any of the above correct?

  • That sentence is fine. Women HAVE BEEN KNOWN, though. The two sentences have different meanings.
    – Lambie
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 18:42

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Like most phrases, you can work it into sentences wherever you want. The following all mean the same thing.

Throughout history there have been many great women.

There have been many great women throughout history.

There have been women throughout history who have changed the world.

  • Whatever links best to the context around it (history vs. women) should go first, as a matter of emphasis.
    – user3169
    Commented May 24, 2016 at 20:05

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