throne vs thrown : Common Errors in English


  • n  the chair of state for a monarch, bishop, etc.
    the king sat on his throne
  • n  a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
  • n  the position and power of an exalted person (a sovereign or bishop) who is entitled to sit in a chair of state on ceremonial occasions
  • v  sit on the throne as a ruler
  • v  put a monarch on the throne
    The Queen was enthroned more than 50 years ago

  • v  propel through the air
  • v  move violently, energetically, or carelessly
  • v  get rid of
  • v  place or put with great energy
  • v  convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture
  • v  cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation
  • v  put or send forth
  • v  to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly
  • v  cause to be confused emotionally
  • v  utter with force; utter vehemently
  • v  organize or be responsible for
  • v  make on a potter's wheel
  • v  cause to fall off
  • v  throw (a die) out onto a flat surface
  • v  be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
  • s  caused to fall to the ground
    the thrown rider got back on his horse
    a thrown wrestler
    a ball player thrown for a loss
  • s  twisted together; as of filaments spun into a thread
    thrown silk is raw silk that has been twisted and doubled into yarn
News & Articles

  • Royal baby expected to pump $380M into British economy
    LONDON, June 19 (UPI) -- The arrival of a new heir to the British throne is expected to pump $380 million into the country's economy this summer, a retail analyst said Tuesday.
    June 19, 2013 - UPI
  • If Kanye is Jobs, Jay-Z's Gates
    Long-time partners in crime Kanye West and Jay-Z are grabbing headlines for new albums arriving two years after their joint effort, "Watch the Throne."
    June 18, 2013 - NBC NEWS
  • Kanye West Will Tour Behind Yeezus
    Photo by Ebru Yildiz When Kanye West put out My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010, he didn't tour behind it. (He skipped a year and toured with Jay-Z behind Watch the Throne .) But as Exclaim points out, contributing Yeezus producer Mike Dean confirmed that Kanye will indeed tour behind his new album during an AMA session on Reddit . Dean will be a member of the touring band. Here's one of ...
    June 18, 2013 - Pitchfork

  • Forklift driver thrown from seat in collision with car in SF
    The driver of a forklift was thrown from his seat Friday morning when he collided with a car at a wholesale produce market in San Francisco.
    June 14, 2013 - KCRA 3 Sacramento
  • Motorcycle officer thrown from bike during crash
    A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office motorcycle deputy was thrown off his bike during a crash with a car in Everett Thursday morning. The crash occurred on Evergreen Way near 112 th Street Southwest at 10:30 a.m. A car was heading southbound when it crossed all lanes of traffic and struck the officer.  A witness told KIRO 7 Eyewitness News that the officer was knocked off his motorcycle before it ...
    June 13, 2013 - KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma
  • Dog, thrown from truck, awaits adoption in Pomona
    Bennie survived being thrown from a truck. POMONA — An unidentified terrier mix is being sheltered at the Hudson Valley Humane Society’s headquarters on Quaker Road after being thrown from a moving truck, officials said Monday.
    June 12, 2013 - The Journal News