Everyday vs. Every Day

Everyday vs. Every Day

The choice between everyday, one word, and every day, two words, depends on how it’s used.

 Everyday, one word, is an ADJECTIVE meaning “used or seen daily,” or “ordinary.”

Every day, two words, is an ADVERB phrase meaning “daily” or “every weekday.”

One trick to remember which is which is to see if you can put another word between “every” and “day,” as in “every single day.” If you can, you want the two-word adverb.

Merriam-Wester Dictionary


If you practice every day, your skills will improve.  Adverb

It’s nothing fancy. It’s just an everyday meal. Adjective

Nancy goes for a walk every day.  Adverb

These are my everyday shoes.  Adjective


3 thoughts on “Everyday vs. Every Day”

  1. Thank you for clarifying the differences. In order to remember some of the “Questions of the Week”, I started putting them into a folder.
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