Is it everyday or every day?

❓ Do you use the word ‘commonplace’ or one of its synonyms often?

From time to time, I’m sure. You sometimes need to say that things are usual or ordinary.

But my gut feeling is that you use the phrase ‘every day’ more regularly.

✅ I brush my teeth every day.

✅ I check my emails every day.

You don’t brush your teeth everyday. ❌ And you don’t check your emails everyday. ❌

Because everyday (as one word) means ‘commonplace’.

✅ Something can be an everyday occurrence.

✅ Or you may be wearing your everyday clothes. (As opposed to your special ones.)

💡 So, I’m guessing you’re most likely to have more scenarios where ‘every day’ is called for, to mean each separate day.

👩‍🎓 You’re only going to need ‘everyday’ as one word when you’re talking about something typical or regular or commonplace.

▶️ every day = determiner + noun (~ each one)
▶️ everyday = adjective (~ usual)

Are you stating something or describing something?

Tuesday may not be a day in the classroom for me, but I’m making up for it here. 😆

Tedious grammar post?


But hopefully it was helpful.

Published by clairecherryedits Indie Fiction Specialist. Line Editing. Copy Editing. Proofreading.

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