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'Every Time' or 'Every Time When'? | Mastering Grammar


Part 10

Every Time or Every Time When: Which One Is Correct?

When is unnecessary with every time because they both function as adverbs:

Every time we visit Hong Kong, we make it a point to eat as much street food as possible. (= Whenever we visit Hong Kong, we make it a point to eat as much street food as possible.)
Every time when we visit Hong Kong, we make it a point to eat as much street food as possible.

I learn something new every time I go to his class. (= I learn something new whenever I go to his class.)
I learn something new every time when I go to his class.

I smile every time I get a message from you. (= I smile whenever I get a message from you.)
I smile every time when I get a message from you.

Also by the Same Tutor

Part 1: Should We Say 'A Tiger', 'The Tiger', or 'Tigers'?
Part 2: 'Relax' or 'Relax Oneself'?
Part 3: 'Exchange Program' or 'Exchanging Program'?
Part 4: 'Yours sincerely' or 'Yours faithfully'?
Part 5: Should We Say 'Take Bus', 'Take the Bus', or 'Take a Bus'?
Part 6: 'I Afraid' or 'I Am Afraid'?
Part 7: 'Date Someone' or 'Date with Someone'?
Part 8: A Missing Relative Pronoun
Part 9: Are 'Basketball', 'Football', and 'Badminton' Countable or Uncountable?

Examples from the Media

How can we begin again when every time we're ready to draw the final curtain on the past, COVID surprises us? —Toronto Star (2022)

A law was passed every time the government wanted to raise money from investors, a situation that proved inconvenient to the exigencies of 20th-century warfare. The Washington Post (2021)

In fact, researchers have found that every time the heart beats, the brain pulses in sync ever so slightly. The Sydney Morning Herald (2022)

You should try moving up a gear every time the rpm hits 2,000 in a diesel car or 2,500 in a petrol vehicle. The Guardian (2023)

Recommended Further Reading

'Everytime' or 'Every Time'?

Other 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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