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The Hollywood studio system in film making, which began ---- 1920 and flourished from the early 1930s ---- the 1950s is unique in Western culture.

A) throughout / into
B) around / through
C) by / until
D) within / over
E) along/ till

The question is taken from an official proficiency test, known as KPDS. Which option looks better, B or C? Is it common to use "from...through..." instead of "from...to..."?

Thank you very much in advance.
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MamgerThe Hollywood studio system in film making, which began ---- 1920 and flourished from the early 1930s ---- the 1950s is unique in Western culture.

A) throughout / into
B) around / through
C) by / until
D) within / over
E) along/ till

The question is taken from an official proficiency test, known as KPDS. Which option looks better, B or C? Is it common to use "from...through..." instead of "from...to..."?

Thank you very much in advance.
I would choose B). "from....to" would indicate more specific beginning and ending times.
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B) would work for American English. British English would use 'around' for the first blank, and then 'to'/'until'/'up to' for the second.

On reflection, I think I would go for C).
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Given the choices, I would select B as the most suitable answer. C –on the other hand doesn’t work too well with this context.

You must get here at my house by and stay until I get back at . – this context will work with C.

On the other hand, “Began around 1920” and “flourished from the 1930’s through the 50’s” is the only logical choice.

The studio system in film making, which began ---- 1920 and flourished from the early 1930s ---- the 1950s is unique in Western culture.



A) throughout / into
B) around / through
C) by / until
D) within / over
E) along/ till
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Thank you very much to all of you; the explanations were exactly to the point and gave some bonuses on the usage differences between BrE and AmE .