So, in the next phrase:

«I miss you. That's the hardest thing I've got to deal with everyday»

  1. According to that phrase, should it be every day or everyday?
  2. Also, what's the difference between these two, could you please give me many examples?

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This dilemma is relatively common among people, it can be slightly confusing at times. Every day means each day whereas everyday is an adjective used to describe something that has been/has been seen used every day.

Everyday: These are great clothes for everyday use.

Every day: I exercise every day in order to remain fit and healthy.

  • So is my phrase grammatically correct? – Illiana Oct 17 '19 at 13:11
  • @Illiana no. If dealing with missing someone is the hardest thing to do, no matter what day it is, then the correct usage is every day. In other words, every day is the same in that regard. – Marcus Hendriksen Oct 20 '19 at 3:18

"Everyday" is an adjective used like "ordinary" or "usual"; it modifies a noun.

"Every day" is an adverb used like "ordinarily" or "usually"; it modifies a verb or adjective.

As a simple test, try replacing "everyday" with "ordinary", and "every day" with "ordinarily", and see if it means what you meant to say.

Which one is obviously wrong?:

  • «I miss you. That's the hardest thing I've got to deal with ordinary» (≡ everyday)
  • «I miss you. That's the hardest thing I've got to deal with ordinarily» (≡ every day)

The previous answers sum it up well, and one more tip to add is that, if used correctly, "every day" can be replaced with "every single day," and "everyday" can be replaced with "normal." Your example sentence should indeed be edited to read "every day." Here's a longer explanation (illustrated by cartoons): Everyday or Every day: One Word or Two?

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