Every day or everyday?

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Every day or everyday?

Post by Burgundy1991 » 24 Jun 2018, 10:01

I remember the difference between the two by considering whether I can insert 'single' in the middle. If you can, use 'every day.' If you can't, use 'everyday.'

Example:
'I have a shower every day.'

'I have a shower every single day' makes sense, so split into 2 words.

'Showering is an everyday habit.'

'Showering is an every single day habit' doesn't make sense, so it's just 1 word.

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Post by vera22014 » 24 Jun 2018, 13:53

Every day

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Post by Plantsandcrabs » 24 Jun 2018, 17:35

Everyday is the adjective, meaning you use it to describe something. You use everyday to say something happens daily.

Every day is an adverb. In this case you are not using it to describe something but to say that "Every day you do...." instead of "I've got the everyday chores to do."

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Post by Tiny_Turtle » 15 Jul 2018, 23:54

Plantsandcrabs wrote:
24 Jun 2018, 17:35
Everyday is the adjective, meaning you use it to describe something. You use everyday to say something happens daily.

Every day is an adverb. In this case you are not using it to describe something but to say that "Every day you do...." instead of "I've got the everyday chores to do."
I like this explaination. It's simple and easy to remember. I'm adding it to my notes.
Thank you 💕

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Post by GG27 » 16 Jul 2018, 10:50

:D This is a very good explanation. Thanks

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