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suffer through vs. suffer from #1 (permalink) Fri May 02, 2008 9:22 am   suffer through vs. suffer from
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #219 "Confusing Words test (2)", question 6

Tim's grandparents suffered ......... the Great Depression.

(a) through
(b) thru
(c) threw
(d) thorough

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #219 "Confusing Words test (2)", answer 6

Tim's grandparents suffered through the Great Depression.

Correct answer: (a) through

Your answer was: correct
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why not suffer from???
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suffer through vs. suffer from #2 (permalink) Fri May 02, 2008 9:39 am   suffer through vs. suffer from
 

Hi,

There is a difference. 'From' would suggest as a direct result of a particular illness or similar as in: He suffers from severe headaches. In other words the severe headaches are the direct cause of his suffering.

'Through' on the other hand is an indirect result as in the test sentence.

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suffer through vs. suffer from #3 (permalink) Fri Dec 16, 2011 15:38 pm   suffer through vs. suffer from
 

Mr Alan, but the Great Depression is also a particular illness, so why suffer through?

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suffer through vs. suffer from #4 (permalink) Fri Dec 16, 2011 18:21 pm   suffer through vs. suffer from
 

the Great Depression is not an illness Saneta. It's a period of history. (The 1930s)
http://www.johndclare.net/RoadtoWWII_Great_Depression.htm
http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/articles/75-our-history/15301-the-great-depression-lessons-from-the-past
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