Hey friends! Welcome to 30 days of English with SHUT UP AND SPEAK ENGLISH WITH MR.LEE. Today is day 4.
A lot of Vietnamese learners don’t know that every day and everyday are different. Let’s find out the differences between the two.
Everyday (with no space) doesn’t mean the same thing as every day (with a space). In speech, however, they do sound the same. No wonder it’s so easy to confuse them with one another. What does each phrase mean and how do you use them? Let’s look at the definitions, along with some examples.
Here’s a tip: Everyday means common or ordinary. Every day means “each day.”
Everyday (as one word) is an adjective. Here are some quotes to help you understand how to use everyday.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ―Pablo Picasso
“The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.” ―Sue Monk Kidd
Every day means “each day.” The easiest way to remember this is to think about the space separating the two words. Because of that space, “every” is simply an adjective modifying the word “day.” If you paired every with any other word, it would mean each.
- I want to eat apple every day of my life. = I want to eat apple each day of my life.
Here are a few more quotes to illustrate the usage of “every day.”
“So, it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” ―Nicholas Sparks.
“May you live every day of your life.” ―Jonathan Swift
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