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    from one day to the next vs one day to another

    Would there be the difference in meaning between these two phrases?

    "She's been complaining of this from one day to the next/to another."
    Last edited by ostap77; 06-Jul-2011 at 21:59.

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    Re: from one day to the next vs one day to another

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would there be the difference difference in meaning between these two phrases?

    "She's been complaining of this form one day to the next/to another."
    If I understood what it was supposed to mean, I might be able to answer your question.

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    Re: from one day to the next vs one day to another

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    If I understood what it was supposed to mean, I might be able to answer your question.
    Like all the time?

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    Re: from one day to the next vs one day to another

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would there be the difference difference in meaning between these two phrases?

    "She's been complaining of this from one day to the next/to another."
    These terms aren't used that way. Try them with a negative.
    "She can't remember what I say from one day to the next."
    "She can't remember what I say from one day to another."
    They are both right.

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    Re: from one day to the next vs one day to another

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    These terms aren't used that way. Try them with a negative.
    "She can't remember what I say from one day to the next."
    "She can't remember what I say from one day to another."
    They are both right.
    Wow. Here's from the dicdionary Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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    Re: from one day to the next vs one day to another

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Wow. Here's from the dicdionary Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    Which sentence are you referring me to? Or, what is the point you are making?
    I can't find "from one day to the next" on that page.

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    Re: from one day to the next vs one day to another

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would there be the difference in meaning between these two phrases?

    "She's been complaining of this from one day to the next/to another."
    As has been explained, we don't use "one day to the next" in this context. It's generally used in the negative.

    I think for your context I would be likely to say "She's been complaining of this day in, day out [for weeks/months/years].

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    Re: from one day to the next vs one day to another

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    As has been explained, we don't use "one day to the next" in this context. It's generally used in the negative.

    I think for your context I would be likely to say "She's been complaining of this day in, day out [for weeks/months/years].
    One day to another?

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    #9

    Re: from one day to the next vs one day to another

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    One day to another?
    NO

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    Re: from one day to the next vs one day to another

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Which sentence are you referring me to? Or, what is the point you are making?
    I can't find "from one day to the next" on that page.
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

    3) next (pronoun)

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