Using Everyday & Every day

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Everyday and every day are commonly confused in English, using the wrong one when writing is a mistake in the everyday English you use every day.


Everyday is an adjective so it goes before the noun it describes.

Everyday means ordinary, regular, normal or commonplace. It can refer to something done or used daily or routinely.

  • These trousers are great for everyday
  • You shouldn’t wear an everyday outfit to the party.
  • Don’t serve everyday dishes for the special event.

Every day

Every day is a phrase that usually acts as an adverb.

Every day means all of the days or each day over a period of time. It can also mean very regularly.

Every day means “each day.”

  • I go to the park every day.
  • I have to work every day this week except Wednesday.
  • Every day I feel a little healthier.


  • Everydayis a single word and is an adjective, so it’s the one that is used before a noun to describe something as normal or commonplace.
  • Every dayis an adjective (every) plus a noun (day), and it means each day.
  • The word everyday (one word) and phrase every day (two words) are not interchangeable.
Published on April 1, 2016 by EnglishMate
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