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Except for the preposition difference, ‘day-by-day’, ‘day after day’ and ‘day-to-day’ look similar. But when it comes to their meaning, there is one important difference. Read on to learn more.

 

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1. Day after day

 

Meaning: a regular continuous and monotonous sequence of days

 

For example:

I hate doing the same housework day after day.

 

2. Day by day

 

Meaning: a regular progression from one day to the next

 

For example:

My English has been improved day by day.

 

3. Day to day

 

Meaning: happening regularly every day

 

For example:

At Scots, my teacher checks student homework day to day.