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TheMagicMumber Fri 15-Feb-13 15:06:51

'everyday' - adjective, yes?

Not to replace 'every day'?

somebloke123 Fri 15-Feb-13 15:10:28

Yes I think you are correct.

AMumInScotland Fri 15-Feb-13 15:39:52

Yes, it's an adjective. So you could have "everyday plates", or "everyday shoes".

They would be the plates/shoes that you use every day.

Trills Fri 15-Feb-13 15:56:16


"These toilets are cleaned everyday" is wrong.

TheMagicMumber Sat 16-Feb-13 00:03:07

Good. I wish someone would tell DD's teacher! And lots of MNers, but never mind...

CocktailQueen Sat 02-Mar-13 19:43:20

It is an Americanism that has crept in. I'm an editor and authors use it. I change it!

RedLentil Sat 02-Mar-13 19:57:30

I'm an editor too, and the compound word is totally acceptable as an adjective (e.g. 'These are my everyday clothes').

You need to use the two words separately when you're trying to communicate the same kind of thing in an adverbial phrase: as an answer to a 'when?' question, you could write 'I wear these clothes every day').

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