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    long run

    Context : Sleeping during day time is uncomfortable for Mr.Joe.But he thinks he may get used to it gradually.

    Sentence: Joe may get used to it in the long run.

    Please tell me whether this sentence is correct .




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    Re: long run

    A better substitute for "gradually" is "over time."

    If the original had been "eventually" then "in the long run" is a reasonable substitution.

    Note that we don't usually say "Mr. Joe" for a first name. Joe Smith is "Mr. Smith."

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    Re: long run

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    A better substitute for "gradually" is "over time."

    If the original had been "eventually" then "in the long run" is a reasonable substitution.

    Note that we don't usually say "Mr. Joe" for a first name. Joe Smith is "Mr. Smith."

    Can you please help me out with some sentences wich use 'eventually' and shows the difference between 'eventually' and 'gradually'.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: long run

    Eventually means at some point in the time in the future.

    Gradually means a little bit happens at a time.

    Something that happens "eventually" may happen all of the sudden, like the calving of a glacier, or a finding your glasses after searching for them for a long time.

    As the water drips into the carefully balanced bucket, it GRADUALLY fills up (bit by bit) and EVENTUALLY (at some point in time in the future) it tips over.

    My hair it turning gray gradually (a bit more gray shows up each month) and eventually (though I hope many years in the future!) I will have all gray hair.

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