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Hello Teachers,

1.The market is crowded during the day.

2.The market is crowded throughout the day.

Are both the sentences correct?

What is difference between "during" and "throughout".

Thanks.
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Uh-huh, they are, H. The second seems to be a bit more emphatic.
what is difference between "during" and "throughout"
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I would also suggest that 'throughout' suggest from beggining to end (i.e throughout the whole day), whereas during is not duration specific and could be 'at some point during the day'.......lunchtime perhaps?
Sorry, I should have said though that I agree that both sentences are gramatically correct!
Re: 1.The market is crowded during the day.

This usually means that the market is "crowded during the DAYTIME" ( i.e. from early morning to sunset)

Re: 2.The market is crowded throughout the day.

This means that the market is "crowded all 24 HOURS of the day"

This is what the sentences mean to me.
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1.The market is crowded during the day.
2.The market is crowded throughout the day.

I take two sentences are almost the same in the meaning.

To me, "during ~" seems a word rather ambiguous than "throughout ~". It could mean "in time of ~" as well as "throughout ~". When I hear "I worked hard throughout the day", for example, I take it as . But when I hear "I worked hard during the day", I do not think the speaker necessarily means .

(EX-1) You say you like to come see me today? It's OK, but I might be out during the day. So could you phone me again just before you come?"
(EX-2) You say you like to come see me today? It's OK, but I will be out throughout the day. So could you come after 6 PM?"

paco
To my mind, there's a difference in context and emphasis:

1. "I was thinking of going to the market today. Is 3 o'clock a good time to go?"
"3 o'clock? I'd go this evening, if I were you. The market is crowded during the day."

2. "I was thinking of going to the market today. Is 3 o'clock a good time to go?"
"It doesn't really make much difference. The market is crowded throughout the day."

MrP