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    Every day (again)

    Hi readers,

    I'm having a slight brain malfunction, so I'm going to ask you this probably very easy question:

    I'm looking for a positive way to say that something happens every day. In Dutch we would literally say 'every day again', but that seems hardly proper English.
    'Every single day' has a negative connotation.

    As I said, the answer is probably very simple, but I, for the life of me, can't think of it right now...

    Many, many thanks,
    Joost

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    Re: Every day (again)

    It happens daily.
    It happens day in, day out.

    time and time again

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    #3

    Re: Every day (again)

    Maybe this is my problem to understand your post. But I think you could simply say "every day" as in "It's rainy here every day". Or "routine" as in "It's a routine for us to have rain here".

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    Re: Every day (again)

    Thanks guys, but we're not quite there yet.
    I'll make it more concrete: every day I feel like I'm dreaming.
    But the expression I'm looking for, should come after.
    So:

    It feels like I'm dreaming, ... ... ....

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    #5

    Re: Every day (again)

    Quote Originally Posted by Balkenende View Post
    Thanks guys, but we're not quite there yet.
    I'll make it more concrete: every day I feel like I'm dreaming.
    But the expression I'm looking for, should come after.
    So:

    It feels like I'm dreaming, ... ... ....
    Perhaps "...all the time"?

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    Re: Every day (again)

    Thanks, Bhaisahab, that is of course correct. But I'm really looking for something with 'day' in it, and something that explicity stresses the 'repetition' of this 'event'.

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    #7

    Re: Every day (again)

    What is your objection to "every day"?
    I go to work every day.
    I've been having headaches every day.
    Do you have breakfast every day?
    The newspaper is delivered to my house every day.

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    Re: Every day (again)

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    What is your objection to "every day"?
    I go to work every day.
    I've been having headaches every day.
    Do you have breakfast every day?
    The newspaper is delivered to my house every day.
    Hi Riquecohen - there is no objection as such, but it's too 'neutral' for my purposes. I need an expression with clear positive connotations.

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    Re: Every day (again)

    Quote Originally Posted by Balkenende View Post
    Hi Riquecohen - there is no objection as such, but it's too 'neutral' for my purposes. I need an expression with clear positive connotations.
    Is there any reason you can't use "every day" for the temporal adverb, and use some other structure to signal your positive connotations? Why try to torture a phrase into doing something it wasn't meant to?

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    Re: Every day (again)

    Quote Originally Posted by Balkenende View Post
    Thanks guys, but we're not quite there yet.
    I'll make it more concrete: every day I feel like I'm dreaming.
    But the expression I'm looking for, should come after.
    So:

    It feels like I'm dreaming, ... ... ....
    It feels like I'm dreaming, day in day out.

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