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    Hi, everybody!Could you help me with this question:

    I have to type about 10 letters __. It's my job.
    A. today B. yesterday C. tomorrow D. everyday
    I choose A."today", not "everyday", which is used as an adjective. Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire fly View Post
    Hi, everybody!Could you help me with this question:

    I have to type about 10 letters __. It's my job.
    A. today B. yesterday C. tomorrow D. everyday
    I choose A."today", not "everyday", which is used as an adjective. Am I right?
    No, I would choose everyday. Your job is more likely something you do everyday, not just today.

    not a teacher

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    No, I would choose everyday. Your job is more likely something you do everyday, not just today.

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    "D" is also my first choice. However, I didn't choose it because D. "everyday" (adj), not "every day" (adv). Is it a typo mistake?
    Regards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire fly View Post
    "D" is also my first choice. However, I didn't choose it because D. "everyday" (adj), not "every day" (adv). Is it a typo mistake?
    Regards!
    Either A or C would fit, as you rightly say "everyday" is not correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Either A or C would fit, as you rightly say "everyday" is not correct.
    Can there be two correct answers to a multiple choice question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Can there be two answers in a multiple choice question?
    There shouldn't be, but sometimes multiple choice questions are badly thought out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire fly View Post
    "D" is also my first choice. However, I didn't choose it because D. "everyday" (adj), not "every day" (adv). Is it a typo mistake?
    Regards!
    It could be a typo, or it could be that whoever wrote the question was not aware of the difference between 'every day' and 'everyday'.

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    Default Re: today & everyday

    Hi there,
    I have to type about 10 letters __. It's my job.
    A. today B. yesterday C. tomorrow D. everyday

    If you choose C, the sentence should be 'I will have to type about 10 letters tomorrow.' Right?

    Since it is a routine that the writer has to type about 10 letters, 'D' should be the option, but it should be 'every day'. In American English, both 'everyday' and 'every day' are adverbs. So I think the question may be written by an American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter123 View Post
    Hi there,
    I have to type about 10 letters __. It's my job.
    A. today B. yesterday C. tomorrow D. everyday

    If you choose C, the sentence should be 'I will have to type about 10 letters tomorrow.' Right? No, you don't need "will".

    Since it is a routine that the writer has to type about 10 letters, 'D' should be the option, but it should be 'every day'. In American English, both 'everyday' and 'every day' are adverbs. So I think the question may be written by an American.
    "everyday" is not an adverb in American English.; it's an adjective.
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