An Everyday Mistake
- On April 24, 2018
I just bought a pair of shoes from a company whose website says I can wear them everywhere and everyday. In an article about relationships, I’m told that everyday I have the opportunity to inspire my partner to become his best self. And a neighborhood restaurant that specializes in comfort food beckons me to enjoy its offerings everyday.
Footwear, love, grilled cheese sandwiches—in the case of all three, everyday should be every day.
Everyday is an adjective that means ordinary, normal, or routine. Every day—where every is an adjective and day is a noun—means every single, or each, day.
So, if I were to patronize that restaurant every day, I would be as fat as a house, which is reason enough to avoid making its grilled cheese sandwiches an everyday thing.