'Everytime' or 'Every Time'?

(Last Updated: 13 May 2022)

Every time is always two words. The one-word version does not exist, except as an error:

Every time I hear that song, I feel happy.

Everytime I hear that song, I feel happy.

It is also important to remember that when is unnecessary with every time:

Every time I play football, I get hurt. (= Whenever I play football, I get hurt.)

Every time when I play football, I get hurt.

Examples from the media

Every time we ban a book, we eliminate yet more truths, comfortable or otherwise. Toronto Star

The new £120 million BBC headquarters has a leaky roof every time it rains. —Daily Mail

Are lockdowns the answer every time there is a COVID-19 outbreak? —The Sydney Morning Herald

This will be useful and scalable even after the virus is contained, as people are unlikely to want a thermometer stuck in their faces every time they enter a building. —South China Morning Post

Real-world examples of misuse


This is a screenshot of a children's TV programme called Think Big. It was broadcast on TVB and the host taught children English.

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