Learn English – Is the use of ’till’ and ‘through’ equivalent in this situation


Suppose one would say:

chapters 1 through 4

That would be equivalent to:

chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4

Could that statement be rephrased as:

chapters 1 till 4

Is that a correct statement, and if so, can one always replace through with till to mean 'to and including'?

Best Answer

chapters 1 through 4

(should be your best bet)

chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4

(No need for comma after "3")

chapters 1 to 4

("to," not "till" - "to" works fine, although technically "to" is supposed to be ambiguous about whether it includes "4" or not).

Till is used only in reference to time -- "I waited till 5 pm" may be acceptable.