Twenty years on from its siege?

Baltic Sea

Banned
Polish
Hello again!

Twenty years on from its siege, Sarajevo still feels the emptiness.

If twenty years on from its siege means the same as twenty years after its siege, then why are there two ways of expressing the same idea?

If I am mistaken, please put me right.
 
  • Perseas

    Senior Member
    Greek
    Hi,

    I think "on" specifies on the continuity (without stopping) of the thing, but substantially I don't see much difference.
     

    cycloneviv

    Senior Member
    English - Australia
    Hi Baltic Sea,

    My answer is... why not? There are many different ways of expressing just about any idea you care to name! The world of language would be a very boring place if that were not the case. ;)
     

    Baltic Sea

    Banned
    Polish
    Thank you both. I agree with you, Cycloneviv. I was aware that such an answer (like yours) was possible even when asking this question on this forum.
     
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