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    #1

    every day vs each day

    1) It's becoming popular every day.
    2) It's becoming popular each day.
    3) It's becoming popular day by day.


    Can someone please tell me if the above sentences are natural? If yes, what's the difference between them?


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    Re: every day vs each day

    They are all fine.

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    Re: every day vs each day

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon99 View Post
    1) it's becoming more popular every day.
    2) it's becoming more popular each day.
    3) it's becoming popular day by day.
    this one is ok. It means it's gradually becoming popular. But "more" would be better here too.
    1. And 2. In the original suggest that it becomes popular one day, reverts to being unpopular at night, and becomes popular again the next day, and so on.

    can someone please tell me if the above sentences are natural? If yes, what's the difference between them?
    r.


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    Re: every day vs each day

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    r.
    HEllo Ray,

    Does the progressive aspect not include already the idea that 'more' conveys?

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    #5

    Re: every day vs each day

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    HEllo Ray,

    Does the progressive aspect not include already the idea that 'more' conveys?
    No, it doesn't. Here are some more examples:
    * He is becoming fat every day. ('fatter')
    * Each day, I'm becoming good at English. ('better')

    'Every day' and 'each day' refer to discrete periods of time, not a continuum.
    'Day by day' does refer to a continuum.


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    #6

    Re: every day vs each day

    I agree, thanks.

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    #7

    Re: every day vs each day

    Thanks a lot, Raymott!

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