Difference between everyday and every day

The expressions every day and everyday are often confused. 

Everyday means normal, regular, ordinary or commonplace. Everyday is an adjective. It goes before a noun.

  • I don’t want you to wear an everyday outfit to the wedding. (= an ordinary outfit)
  • Cooking breakfast is an everyday job.
  • After the party, we changed into our everyday clothes.
  • Even if you become a millionaire overnight, there are some everyday activities that you cannot avoid.

Every day is an adverb. It means daily or regularly.

  • I talk to my mother every day.
  • We post new lessons and worksheets on our blog every day.
  • He works out every day.
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