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    Hi there!

    - Every day (adverbial of time)
    He goes to school every day

    - Everyday (adjective) as one word = daily
    Cheese and milk are everyday products


    My question is >>
    Are these sentence correct? If yes, does Every day here function as noun?

    Every day passes is from our lifetime
    Every day brings new hope

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    Default Re: every day vs. everyday

    Quote Originally Posted by xpert View Post
    Hi there!

    - Every day (adverbial of time)
    He goes to school every day

    - Everyday (adjective) as one word = daily
    Cheese and milk are everyday products

    My question is >>
    Are these sentence correct? If yes, does Every day here function as noun?

    Every day passes is from our lifetime
    Every day brings new hope
    If you can substitute 'each day' in place of 'every day', 'every day' is correct.
    So every day is appropriate in your sentences.

    I would rewrite the first sentence "Every day passes...", but at the moment I have no idea how.

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    Default Re: every day vs. everyday

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    If you can substitute 'each day' in place of 'every day', 'every day' is correct.
    So every day is appropriate in your sentences.

    I would rewrite the first sentence "Every day passes...", but at the moment I have no idea how.
    ....in our everyday life.
    He comes here every day.

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    Default Re: every day vs. everyday

    There is nothing wrong with 'every day' in the sentence

    Every day passes is from our lifetime

    But I think the sentence as such is incorrect.

    What do our native speakers think?

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    Default Re: every day vs. everyday

    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    ....in our everyday life.
    He comes here every day.
    ....in our everyday life.
    He comes here every day.
    EVERYDAY (one word) -adj.qualifiesthe word LIFE.
    EVERY DAY(two words)...EVERY-adj.qualifies the word 'DAY'.
    EVERYDAY occurrence...(one word)
    EVERY DAY--EVERY DAY somebody dies.(two words)

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    Default Re: every day vs. everyday

    Sorry, I don't mean to be impatient.

    I'm agonising over the sentence below, the part in the bracketts.
    It sounds odd to me, as if something/some word is missing. Is the sentence correct or not?

    Every day (passes is from our lifetime)


    I would appreciate it if a native speaker could help here.
    Last edited by Snowcake; 11-May-2008 at 11:59.

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    Default Re: every day vs. everyday

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    Sorry, I don't mean to be impatient.
    I'm so sorry, I somehow must have rushed past this post.

    I'm agonising over the sentence below, the part in brackets.
    It sounds odd to me, as if something/some word was missing. Is the sentence correct or not?

    You were quite right to suggest that something wasn't quite right

    so possibly

    Every day that (passes is one taken from the rest of our life/lives)

    There is a nice quote from Seneca

    One should count each day a separate life.

    hope this helps.
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    Default Re: every day vs. everyday

    Many thanks, bea.

    You have just put me out of my misery. What a wonderful feeling!!

    Another tiny little question:

    why did you change 'is missing' to 'was missing'?

    Thank you!!

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    Default Re: every day vs. everyday

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcake View Post
    Many thanks, bea.

    You have just put me out of my misery. What a wonderful feeling!! It's been a pleasure for sure!

    Another tiny little question:

    why did you change 'is missing' to 'was missing'?
    Sorry,my mistake,I was probably just too focused on the aspect of what the situation seemed to be like

    as if something/some word is missing would be fine with me


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    Default Re: every day vs. everyday

    So both are ok.

    Thank you.

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