“Every Day” and “Everyday” Are Related, but Different
- On October 1, 2019
Here are two sentences that recently crossed my desk:
- Our reality is shaped by the language we use everyday.
- Everyday we are faced with numerous decision and choices.
In both cases, everyday should be every day.
Everyday is an adjective that is mostly used to describe something routine and, like a pair of blue jeans, something that’s suitable for ordinary days—or everyday wear. Every day is an adjective (every) plus noun (day) that means each and every day.
For more examples on how to get this right—and committed to memory—read, An Everyday Mistake and Every Day, Everyday