# A trajectory along vs across vs through three points.

#### juanpide

##### Senior Member
Hello.

If I'm going from a point A to B and then to C...
Would you say?
- Along, across or through the three points.
- Along, across or through the trajectory/path.

• #### The Newt

##### Senior Member
"Along" would be my preference, but it's not necessarily the only acceptable option.

#### heypresto

##### Senior Member
'Along' and 'across' are both sound wrong to me, and you're only going through point B.

I would say something like 'I'm going from A to C, via B.'

#### juanpide

##### Senior Member
I've given a simple example but maybe there are 100 events or points.

#### heypresto

##### Senior Member
If there are 100 points, we are not going to list every point.

What complete sentence do you have in mind?

#### The pianist

##### Senior Member
The trajectory is defined by passing through the points indicated.

#### Myridon

##### Senior Member
You haven't given us any context to justify "trajectory."
a curve that describes the path of a bullet, shell, etc., in its flight.

#### juanpide

##### Senior Member
You haven't given us any context to justify "trajectory."
Maybe path is better.

I didn't explain it better because it's complex, I've just provided a MWE.
I have created a graphic in which I have plotted points representing the different events a person has during his life and I want to explain in a text something with that plot.
Some of these events are related and I want to draw a trajectory through/along them.

#### sdgraham

##### Senior Member
I have no idea what an "MWE" is

Fromm what you've provided, "trajectory" seems to be the wrong choice of words.

#### DonnyB

##### Sixties Mod
Maybe path is better.

I didn't explain it better because it's complex, I've just provided a MWE.
I have created a graphic in which I have plotted points representing the different events a person has during his life and I want to explain in a text something with that plot.
Some of these events are related and I want to draw a trajectory through/along them.
I think "path" [through the points] is definitely better in the context of a person's life: "trajectory" is far too grandiose.

#### juanpide

##### Senior Member
Maybe path is better.

I didn't explain it better because it's complex, I've just provided a MWE.
I have created a graphic in which I have plotted points representing the different events a person has during his life and I want to explain in a text something with that plot.
Some of these events are related and I want to draw a trajectory through/along them.
I'm sorry, MWE is a common acronym in computer and math forum, it means Minimal Working Example. Though is not applicable here.

Then, is it draw a path across, along or though the events?

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