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    Default "day after day" vs "day by day" vs "day to day", what's the difference?

    Hi, teachers:

    what are the differences between these phrases? (btw, I think I should use a "among" instead of "between" because there are 3 phrase in total. But I can feel it's wrong, isn't it? )

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    Default Re: "day after day" vs "day by day" vs "day to day", what's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo_Lin View Post
    Hi, teachers:

    what are the differences between these phrases? (btw, I think I should use a "among" instead of "between" because there are 3 phrase in total. But I can feel it's wrong, isn't it? )

    It depends on the context.

    Some are interchangeable, depending on context, while some are not.

    Just some quick definitions;

    day by day - gradually and progressively; "his health weakened day by day"

    day after day - for an indefinite number of successive days

    day-to-day(dt-d)adj.1. Occurring on a routine or daily basis: the day-to-day movements of the stock market.
    2. Subsisting one day at a time with little regard for the future: lived a day-to-day existence
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: "day after day" vs "day by day" vs "day to day", what's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo_Lin View Post
    what are the differences between these phrases? (btw, I think I should use a "among" instead of "between" because there are 3 phrase in total. But I can feel it's wrong, isn't it? )
    The difference(s) between ... is correct; among is incorrect.

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