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'Everyday' or 'Every Day'? Which One Is Correct? | Mastering Grammar

(Last Updated: 13 August 2022)

An MTR poster showing the slogan, 'Climb stairs everyday for good health and happiness.' Here, the word 'everyday' should have been written as two separate words.

The Difference between Everyday and Every Day

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.

Pain is an everyday experience for many people.

Every day (two words) is an adverbial phrase 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.

Climb stairs every day for good health and happiness.
Climb stairs everyday for good health and happiness.

Chris plays football every day.
Chris plays football everyday.

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

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