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    Question "With the passage of time"...

    Hi,
    Would you please give me some synonyms to this phrase? I suppose this is too formal to be used in daily speech.

    Thanks.

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    Re: "With the passage of time"...

    As time went by...

    As time past...

    As time went on...

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    Re: "With the passage of time"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    As time went by...

    As time past... Is this okay in BrE, or do you mean 'passed'?

    As time went on...

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    Re: "With the passage of time"...

    I have never heard of 'past' instead of 'passed'.

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    Re: "With the passage of time"...

    Quote Originally Posted by philadelphia View Post
    I have never heard of 'past' instead of 'passed'.
    Neither have I.

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    #6

    Re: "With the passage of time"...

    Oops!

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    I'm doing a hundred lines.

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    #7

    Re: "With the passage of time"...

    Is "with the passing of time" idiomatic?

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    Re: "With the passage of time"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Oops!

    Rover

    I'm doing a hundred lines.
    Gosh you're hard on yourself. Twenty lines should be enough.

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    Re: "With the passage of time"...

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Is "with the passing of time" idiomatic?
    Idiomatic has more than one meaning; I'm not sure what you mean.
    It's not an idiom or peculiar in any way. It means what it says, 'as time goes by'.

    Idiomatic | Define Idiomatic at Dictionary.com

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    #10

    Re: "With the passage of time"...

    I used a wrong word probably. I meant an sequence of words that is often used and considered a whole. Not necessarily one that is difficult to translate.

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