IDENTICAL / PREPOSITIONAL PAIRS
Here are some examples: on and on, again and again, round and round, up and down, little by little, all in all
- You needn't go on and on about needing a holiday. I know we haven't had a break for over a year now.
- I've told you again and again to stop swearing in front of the children, but you take no notice.
- We're not making any progress by arguing like this. We're just going round and round in circles. My head's beginning to go round and round.
- How are you getting on now? ~ Oh, up and down, as usual. I have good days and bad days.
- Little by little his heath improved and he was able to walk further and further each day.
- All in all, it was a successful holiday in spite of some scary moments.
on and on: without pausing or stopping, usually with go
again and again: repeatedly
round and round: moving in circles or spinning, usually with go
little by little: gradually or slowly
all in all: taking everything into consideration