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Everyday vs. Every Day


Explanation

Everyday is an adjective meaning "daily."

Everyday

can also mean "commonplace" or "ordinary," as in "an everyday event."

Every day is a time expression meaning "each day" or "regularly."


Examples

Note the difference in the following sentences:

1. Jane goes to class every day (each day)

2. Jane has an everyday class. (a daily class)

Common Errors

The most common error is writing "every day" as one word (everyday) as in the following sentences:

1. I used to jog three miles everyday (Incorrect)

2. I used to jog three miles every day. (Correct)

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16