"day after day" vs "day by day" vs "day to day", what's the difference?

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"day after day" vs "day by day" vs "day to day", what's the difference?

Hi, teachers:

what are the differences between these phrases? (btw, I think I should use a "among" instead of "between" because there are 3 phrase in total. But I can feel it's wrong, isn't it? )
 

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Re: "day after day" vs "day by day" vs "day to day", what's the difference?

Hi, teachers:

what are the differences between these phrases? (btw, I think I should use a "among" instead of "between" because there are 3 phrase in total. But I can feel it's wrong, isn't it? )


It depends on the context.

Some are interchangeable, depending on context, while some are not.

Just some quick definitions;

day by day - gradually and progressively; "his health weakened day by day"

day after day - for an indefinite number of successive days

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adj.1. Occurring on a routine or daily basis: the day-to-day movements of the stock market.
2. Subsisting one day at a time with little regard for the future: lived a day-to-day existence
 

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Re: "day after day" vs "day by day" vs "day to day", what's the difference?

what are the differences between these phrases? (btw, I think I should use a "among" instead of "between" because there are 3 phrase in total. But I can feel it's wrong, isn't it? )
The difference(s) between ... is correct; among is incorrect.
 
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