Confusing words: Everyday and Every day


Everyday is an adjective that means commonplace, ordinary, or normal.

~ These shoes are great for everyday wear

~ You shouldn’t wear an everyday outfit to the wedding

~ Don’t use the everyday dishes – it’s a special occasion

Every day

Every day means “each day.”

~ I go to the park every day

~ I have to work every day this week except Friday

~ Every day I feel a little better

The Bottom Line

Everyday is a single word and is an adjective, so it’s the one that is used in front of a noun to describe something as normal or commonplace. Every day is an adjective (every) plus a noun (day), and it means each day.

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