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Aug 4 2009   5:14PM GMT

Every day vs. everyday — when to use which?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
In late 2008, Nortel and T-Mobile tested LTE under __________ conditions.
a. every day
b. everyday

Answer: b

Explanation: Every day means each day. Everyday is an adjective that means daily, usual or normal. Everyday conditions are the type of conditions normally encountered. An everyday occurrence is something that occurs every day or something that occurs in the normal course of affairs.

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