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    Hello, Could you tell me the difference between : 'year by year' and 'year after year'.
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    Re: difference

    I am not a native-speaker,so I am not sure what I'll say is correct but when I hear "year by year" I take it as a neutral progress of time using year as its essential unit.If I hear "year after year",it gives me the idea that the one who says so, exppresses that he or she is weary of all these years.I don't know this for sure, so wait for a native-speaker to explain it in a correct way.

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