The Damonator

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This simply means that “everyday” is used to describe or modify a noun, while “every day” is a phrase used to describe or modify a verb. For example:

  • This is an everyday outfit. (Meaning the outfit is not special, but can be worn for any occasion.)
  • She ran 4 miles every day last week. (Meaning she ran 4 miles each of the seven days of last week.)

If you change them to “an every day outfit” or “ran 4 miles everyday last week,” the sentences no longer mean the same thing or, in most cases, even make sense.

They cannot and should not be used interchangeably.

This concludes my grammar rant for the day. Commence overreaction.

  1. barbieq reblogged this from hollywoodwhispers and added:
    Reblogging because I’m pretty sure I’m guilty of this and need to learn/remind myself of this.
  2. wildchildenchanted said: Thank you. I was just admonishing someone about this yesterday. Makes me want to pull my hair out.
  3. shinerlikeadiamond reblogged this from amnesiacr
  4. amnesiacr reblogged this from damonator and added:
    I’ve found that this is one of the most unnoticed grammar mistakes. It’s made pretty often, but most people just don’t...