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Please look at this question

The show runs _____ January 18.
(1) through (2) by (3) from

Its correct answer is (1) through. I've thought its correct should be "until" but there was no "until".
Can "through" be replaced with "until" ?

Thanks in advance.
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The show runs through January 18. This is by far the best.

The show runs until could be used, but until could mean that the show may not be playing on January 18. The word through allows everyone to understand that the show will be playing on January 18.
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Cynthia3754The show runs until could be used, but until could mean that the show may not be playing on January 18. The word through allows everyone to understand that the show will be playing on January 18.
'Through' would not be natural in BrE. We would use 'until/till', and woyld understand this to mean that the show would play on 18 January.
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Does through here also suggest that the show will continue on after the 18th (i.e. it will play on the 19th)?

Thank you.
Cynthia3754The show runs through January 18. This is by far the best.
This is the clearest version in AmE, Surfer. The last performance is on the 18th. 'Until' and also 'to' are often used and regularly cause confusion for some readers.

When schools say they will be closed through March 31 does that also mean after?

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fold ladder 257When schools say they will be closed through March 31 does that also mean after?

Taken literally the sentence does not say anything about the status of schools after March 31. Nevertheless, unless further information is given later about this situation, we normally assume that schools will open on April 1. Otherwise, there would be no point in mentioning the date at all. The sentence would just say Schools are closed until further notice.

CJ