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    Joe333 is offline Member
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    Regarding a diffrence.....

    Sentence: "But I do log-in "in a while" to see what is going on in Facebook" or "But I do log-in "from time to time" to see what is going on in Facebook"

    My question: (a) What is a difference between both these sentences ? (b) Are both of them correct and similar? (c) And does the usage of words "in a while" and "from time to time" make any difference ?

    Kind regards and thanks

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    Re: Regarding a diffrence.....

    from time to time = every once in a while (Perhaps that is what you mean by "in a while".)



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    Re: Regarding a diffrence.....

    Ya! ya! thanks.

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    Re: Regarding a diffrence.....

    Quote Originally Posted by razer View Post
    Sentence: "But I do log-in "in a while" to see what is going on in Facebook"

    "But I do log-in "from time to time" to see what is going on in Facebook"

    My question: (a) What is a difference between both these sentences ? (b) Are both of them correct and similar? (c) And does the usage of words
    "in a while" means 'after a while'

    "from time to time" means 'occasionally', 'now and then'

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    Re: Regarding a diffrence.....

    I would only use 'from time to time' or 'every so often' or 'periodically' or 'now and then' or 'every couple of days' in this context.

    In a while doesn't work here.

    Once in a while would be good, though.

    Rover

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