Origin of everyday
OTHER WORDS FROM everydayeve·ry·day·ness, noun
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EVERYDAY VS. EVERY DAY
What’s the difference between everyday and every day?
Everyday is most commonly used as an adjective meaning daily or, in a more figurative sense, ordinary, as in an everyday occurrence. The phrase every day means each day—it functions as an adverb to describe how frequently an action is done, as in I try to exercise every day.
Think of it this way: everyday is used to describe nouns, while every day is used to describe verbs.
For example, a person might aspire to go for a run every day, eat vegetables every day, and read every day. If they did these things every day (or most days), these activities would constitute part of their everyday routine.
If you can replace the term with regular or ordinary, use everyday. If you can replace it with each day, use every day. Careful—the word daily can be used to replace both terms in certain situations (such as I exercise every day and This is one of my everyday exercises).
Here’s an example of everyday and every day used correctly in the same sentence.
Example: Every day this week I’ve tried to change one thing about my everyday routine.
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Quiz yourself on everyday vs. every day!
Should everyday or every day be used in the following sentence?
I see my sister _____ except Saturday.
How to use everyday in a sentence
Books like these are intensely personal by nature, packed with the recipes that everyday people believe are good enough to share with the world.The Joy of Cooking Other People’s ‘Secret Family Recipes’|Amy McCarthy|September 11, 2020|Eater
With well over 10% of the workforce currently out of a job, many everyday Americans simply don’t have the money to spend at local businesses.How we can save small business from coronavirus-induced extinction|matthewheimer|September 10, 2020|Fortune
The technology industry must develop other 5G applications that will impact the everyday consumer.Why the coronavirus pandemic has made 5G more essential than ever|jakemeth|September 7, 2020|Fortune
Childcare, Warren said, is as critical to our economy and everyday lives as the roads we drive on or the Internet that connects us to work, entertainment, and each other—in other words, childcare is an integral infrastructure investment.Millennials and Gen Zers need better childcare. Can either Biden or Trump deliver?|matthewheimer|August 29, 2020|Fortune
While a small majority of Americans own stocks, the S&P 500 isn’t really a driving force in their everyday lives, and the richest Americans own the lion’s share of the market.Trump’s spent years touting the stock market. At the RNC, he just … didn’t.|Emily Stewart|August 28, 2020|Vox
That means that fewer and fewer everyday Americans are choosing to contribute to campaigns.
Carlisle writes that the Air Force would want a crew ratio of 10 to one for each drone orbit during normal everyday operations.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I walk my kid to school, passed that cop car everyday,” he said.
The idea that women put eyeliner on the inside of their eyes everyday is crazy.
In Guinea, just 42 percent of the population aged 15-24 can both read and write a “short simple statement” in their everyday life.
For in the beginning men took snuff, not as an everyday luxury, but as a medicament.
In everyday affairs a check is thus given and received, in fact it is only a payment conditioned on payment of the check.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
Moscow was still necessary to his everyday life, and was not altogether unpleasant to him.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
His sketches of everyday living are characterized by his human interest touch and his unique technique of realism at that time.
Literature reveals the everyday experiences of people as well as their dreams and aspirations.