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Learn English: Everyday or every day?

A calendar
A calendar lists 'every day' of the week.

Pixabay CC: tigerlily713

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When writing, it is common to confuse the use of 'everyday' and 'every day'. Read on to discover our tips on how you can use the two correctly.

'Everyday' and 'every day' may look and sound similar, but having a space or no space between 'every' and 'day' changes the meaning significantly.

'Everyday' is an adjective. It means 'ordinary' or 'daily'. It is used to describe something that happens every day.

A checklist and a hand holding a marker
When you're at work, you might have a list of everyday tasks that you need to check off your list.

Pixabay CC: Tero 

'Every day' means 'each day'. If you're unsure about using 'every day' and 'everyday', you can try to substitute 'each day'. If it makes sense with 'each day', then you should use 'every day.'

Putting toothpaste on a toothbrush
"You should brush your teeth twice a day, every day."

Pixabay CC: Steve Buissinne 


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