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Definately Fixing Alot Of Americas Grammar 1 Word At A Thyme

an everyday mix-up that happens every day

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everyday

Do you brush your teeth everyday? No, you don’t; you brush them every day. (At least, I hope you do.)

Everyday (compound word with no space) is an adjective meaning “commonplace” or “ordinary.”

Every day (space between the words) is an adverbial phrase meaning “each day without exception.”

So:

“Anika wore her everyday fishnets to the concert, because there would be no mosh pit.”

“Every day, when Tommy fed his Venus flytraps, he had to catch a new supply of insects.”

Written by tiffanytaylor

2006 Sep 5 at 09:15

Posted in grammar, language

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