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    Exclamation Some questions about grammar

    1. Could you help me understand the following structure:
    a) It is about time they told us what happened.
    b) It is high time you did your homework.
    When and why do I have to use the structure: verb to be + time + simple past???

    2. Every day is an adverb, while everyday is the adjective, but some books bring the following:
    a) I must see him everyday.
    b) She goes to school everyday.
    Why are they using the adjective instead of the adverb???

    Please, I really need the answers.

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: Some questions about grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Emanuelli
    1. Could you help me understand the following structure:
    a) It is about time they told us what happened.
    b) It is high time you did your homework.
    When and why do I have to use the structure: verb to be + time + simple past???

    2. Every day is an adverb, while everyday is the adjective, but some books bring the following:
    a) I must see him everyday.
    b) She goes to school everyday.
    Why are they using the adjective instead of the adverb???

    Please, I really need the answers.

    Thank you very much.
    1) See the following:
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/sh...ight=high+time

    2) The books are wrong and you are right. The sentences should read like this:
    a) I must see him every day.
    b) She goes to school every day.


    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Some questions about grammar

    In addition, if you insert the word 'single' and the result is OK, then it's two words, every day.

    [1] She goes to school every [single] day.
    [2] I wash the car every [single] day. It's an everyday job.

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