Commonly Misused English Words- Every day vs everyday

One of my pupils wrote this sentence during the English class. Ali goes to school everyday. I asked him "What do you mean by that sentence?". He answered me, "Ali pergi ke sekolah setiap hari". It is commonly seen among our children's writing that they will write setiap hari as everyday. However, we must note that setiap hari is not everyday but every day. Here is the difference.

--->Every day (every is a determiner and day is a noun) is a time expression meaning "each day" or "regularly."

---> Everyday is an adjective meaning commonplace, ordinary, or normal.

Examples

1. Jane goes to class every day (each day)

2. These shoes are great for everyday wear. (ordinary)


Common Errors

The most common error is writing "every day" as one word (everyday) as in the following sentences:

1. I used to jog three miles everyday (Incorrect)

2. I used to jog three miles every day. (Correct)

7 ulasan :

  1. bagus cikgu, seri jugak baru nak berjinak-jinak ngan bahasa inggeris bolehlah belajar kat sini.

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  2. to dayangredzuan :

    u are welcome. :)

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  3. to Seri Bahasa :

    INsya Allah kita kongsi ilmu. Saya pun masih belajar Bahasa Inggeris. There is no stop as regards to learning.

    BalasPadam
  4. wahh hebat.. saye boleh jadi btambah hebt la dgn blog ni,huhu!

    BalasPadam
  5. yeah..That's right...Cikgu Idris always shares whatever ILMUs he knows with us...Alhamdulillah..Semoga Allah tambahkan lagi ILMUs cikgu yang sedia banyak tu..InsyaAllah

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