I was wondering if these five sentences share a common meaning:

  1. People get older with time.
  2. People get older over time.
  3. People get older in time.
  4. People get older across time.
  5. People get older through time.

I can't see much difference in them. Except that across time in this context sounds unusual and clumsy.

  • People get older in time is rather funny. "in time" = eventually. People get old in time, but they're getting older every minute. Across time and through time refer to "over the ages". That's funny too. No one would expect people two hundred years ago not to age. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 2 '17 at 10:39
  • In time, you will see the difference. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 2 '17 at 10:41
  • Perhaps you could come up with a matrix clause that doesn't relate to age? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 2 '17 at 10:43
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo This context interests me. – SovereignSun Sep 2 '17 at 14:54
  • You're into tautology? – Tᴚoɯɐuo Sep 2 '17 at 15:09

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