Everyday and Every day are commonly confused in English. There’s no difference in pronunciation, but using the wrong one when writing is a mistake in the everyday English you use every day.

Everyday

Everyday is an adjective that means commonplace, ordinary, or normal.

  • These shoes are great for everyday wear.
  • You shouldn’t wear an everyday outfit to the wedding.
  • Don’t use the everyday dishes – it’s a special occasion.

Every day

Every day means “each day.”

  • I go to the park every day.
  • I have to work every day this week except Friday.
  • Every day I feel a little better.

The Bottom Line

Everyday is a single word and is an adjective, so it’s the one that is used in front of a noun to describe something as normal or commonplace. Every day is an adjective (every) plus a noun (day), and it means each day.