Which is correct—'everyday' or 'every day'?

(Last Updated: 10 April 2022)

Everyday (one word), which means 'commonplace' or 'ordinary', is an adjective that should come before a noun:

Everyday activities such as climbing stairs can significantly enhance our well-being.

The outbreak of the coronavirus has had a huge impact on our everyday lives.

Armed robbery is an everyday occurrence in this town.

Every day (two words) is an adverb telling how frequently an action takes place:

Climbing stairs every day can significantly enhance our well-being.
Climbing stairs everyday can significantly enhance our well-being.

Chris plays football every day.
Chris plays football everyday.

✅ I watch TV every day.
❌ I watch TV everyday.

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