Tuesday, June 27, 2006


I covered this in a language rant long ago (visit this 2004 post and scroll down a ways), but here's a reminder:

"Every day" is a phrase that functions as an adverb of frequency. The words "every" and "day" are written separately.

"Everyday," on the other hand, is an adjective meaning "normal" or "ordinary," and is written as a compound word.


1. I go to work almost every day.

2. Seeing unexploded mines is an everyday occurrence in some countries.

Thank you for your time.



Stafford said...

THANK GOD! I knew I wasn't the only one this anal.

Kevin Kim said...

Anality is what we at the Hairy Chasms are all about.


Maven said...

Another grammatical landmark to remember if everyday is one or two words is if a preposition follows it:) Then it's two words, too.

So many nuances to the English language, eh?