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Could I say "week by week" to express one week after one week?
 

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zongzong said:
Could I say "week by week" to express one week after one week?

That depends on what you mean.

"Week by week" means a continuum of weeks, one week at a time.

We will examine the data week by week.

"Week after week" means for a long time.

I hear that same complaint week after week.

"Next week" means the week after this one.

I'll meet with him next week.
 
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perfect explain!! :D
If I stay here week by week, I can make a big improvement in English.
 

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Say: perfect explanation :)

(Mike is a good explainer.)

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shopping20 said:
perfect explain!! :D
If I stay here week by week, I can make a big improvement in English.

Thank you. That's what we're here for. :D
 
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It's a perfect explanation indeed, I think I'll stay here also week by week, or in other words: a very long time! ;)
 

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sanny said:
It's a perfect explanation indeed, I think I'll stay here also week by week, or in other words: a very long time! ;)

It would be better if you returned here week after week. :wink:
 
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So week after week is a very long time,
but what's week by week then. I thought that was a very long time.
 

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She's been very ill, but week by week she's getting better.;-)
 
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She's been very ill, but week by week she's getting better.;-)

So she's getting better every day, from the day she started being sick.
 

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Fortunately. ;-)
 

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sanny said:
tdol said:
Fortunately. ;-)

So I'm right, ain't I?
Can I say that actually? I mean: ain't I?
Is that the same as: am I not? :roll:

To be sure, there are those who frown on ain't I, but it is widely used as a colloquial expression.

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sanny said:
tdol said:
Fortunately. ;-)

So I'm right, ain't I?
Can I say that actually? I mean: ain't I?
Is that the same as: am I not? :roll:

You can say it three ways:
So I'm right, am I not?
So I'm right, , aren't I?

So I'm right, ain't I? (This one is thought to be colloquial by some, though it is very common in spoken English. It is less acceptable in written)
 
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