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And, also in which alternative is the use correct?

A) While TV showed the inaugurations of costly, lavish football stadiums, people felt their lives were getting worse and worse. After all, the World Cup will cost the range some $ 15 billions, and the promised legacy in infrastructure is still nowhere to be seen.

B) While TV showed the inaugurations of costly, lavish football stadiums, people felt their lives were getting worse by the day. After all, the World Cup will cost the range some $ 15 billions, and the promised legacy in infrastructure is still nowhere to be seen.

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  • Note that standard syntax requires the World Cup will cost in the range of [a specific range]. You can't just follow range with some $15 billion, because that's a "single" value, not a range (and we don't normally pluralize billion). Commented Feb 15, 2019 at 18:12

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Both of these are correct and indicate the same idea, that people feel their lives are getting worse over time. The latter puts a specific time frame on the worsening, namely, that today is noticeably worse than yesterday, and tomorrow will be noticeably worse than today. The phrasing of "getting worse and worse" could mean the exact same thing, but is a bit more vague in the time frame of the worsening - it could be a slow decline over the course of months or years, a day-by-day progression, or something even faster.

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