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    Back to the seventies

    Hello,

    I would like to know which of these two expressions is the most used in everyday conversation?

    Back to the seventies.

    Back in the seventies.



    Thank you for your help

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    Re: Back to the seventies

    As usual, it all depends on context. Both of those phrases are possible depending on the rest of the sentence.

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    Re: Back to the seventies

    Back in/to the seventies, when I was a little girl, I discovered new books to read.

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    Re: Back to the seventies

    Back in the seventies


    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

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    Re: Back to the seventies

    If you change the format of the sentence just a little you can use "to".

    "Back to the seventies, when I was a little girl who loved discovering new books to read."

    In that construction, a phrase such as "Let's go" or "I'm taking you" at the beginning is implied. You'll hear the "to" used on the radio quite frequently "And now, back to the sixties with this great track from The Beatles".

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