It’s an everyday occurrence that happens every day

It seems that every day the folks at Yahoo! News commit some homophonic crime. It’s a common, ordinary, everyday occurrence:

everyday news

If you mean “commonplace, ordinary, or routine,” use everyday. It’s an adjective that requires a noun to modify. It can also be a noun meaning “the ordinary or routine,” like: “Mistakes on Yahoo! have become part of the everyday.”

If you mean “each day,” then use the two words “every day.”

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7 Responses to “It’s an everyday occurrence that happens every day”

  1. kaisywmills Says:

    I love how you pick out these grammar errors. I am a teacher, and there are various flyers and posters in the hallways. I try to hold myself back from correcting stupid errors (especially comma errors) on these flyers! :)

  2. gedankenweber Says:

    Thanks! For someone like me, who has learned English as a second language, such is really helpful :)


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