The Difference between EVERY DAY and EVERYDAY

Everyday and every day are commonly confused in English...


There’s no difference in pronunciation, but using the wrong one when writing is a mistake in the everyday English you use every day.

Differences between EVERY DAY & EVERYDAY

Everyday is an adjective we use to describe something that’s seen or used every day. It means “ordinary” or “typical.”

  • They are problems of everyday life.
  • Describe it in ordinary everyday language.
  • The book is written in simple everyday language.

Every day is a phrase that simply means “each day.”

  • I go to the park every day.
  • I used to run every day, but I stopped after my surgery.
  • Every day I keep hoping I’ll feel better.


1. When to Use Everyday

Everyday is an adjective, meaning ordinary, usual, or happening every day. It describes something: an everyday meal, an everyday workout. Since it is an adjective, it will be modifying a noun in the sentence, so you should expect it to appear near a noun.

Ex: 

1. She is wearing everyday clothes.

2. Under the surface of an everyday conversation a duel of two astute minds was taking place.

3. One focuses on the everyday lives of the First Peoples.

4. Stress is just part of everyday life.

5. Noland makes sculptures out of everyday objects.


2. When to Use Every Day

Every day is an adverbial phrase, meaning each day; daily. The first word every is an adjective and the second word day is a noun, and together they function as an adverbial phrase. It describes the frequency like on all days or on each day.

Ex:

1. We studied every day to better understand the teachings of the Bible.

2. I do my Maths homework every day.

3. Her mom brushes her hair every day.

4. I get up for work every day at six.

5. I work out every day.

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