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    every single day

    Hi,

    Does "every single day" mean every other day? I wonder if the both are same. I understand what "every other day" but don't "every single day".


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    Re: every single day

    "Every single day" is an emphatic way of saying "every day".
    "Every other day" is an American way of saying "every second day." Elsewhere "other" tends to mean the same as it usually does. "Every other day" = "every day not so far mentioned." The same applies to other uses of "every other X".

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    Re: every single day

    Very useful! Well! "every other day" is American way. Could you please tell which the British way is? Is it "every second day"?; This is, however, new for me and it is good to know it too.

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    Re: every single day

    In BE, 'every other day' also means 'every second day'.

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    Re: every single day

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In BE, 'every other day' also means 'every second day'.
    That's surprising, but I assumed it came from America - though my only reason for that is that I hear it often on US TV shows, but I can't remember ever having heard it on British shows. The phrase was unknown to me in my earlier years. It hasn't caught on here, or maybe it died out before I was born.

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