Every day vs. All day
A common mistake in English is the correct use of every day and all day.
The difference between every day and all day.
All day = the entire day, or a large part of the day..
Every day = each day; on all of the days over a certain period of time (weeks, months, years). It can also mean regularly.
- I studied all day (= the entire day)
- I studied every day. (= all of the days… Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc.)
The same concept applies to other periods of time.
All morning (= the entire morning)
Every morning (= all of the mornings …. this week, this month etc.)
- He spent all morning at the gym. (= the entire morning)
- He goes to the gym every morning. (= all of the mornings of the week)
Sometimes both phrases are used in the same sentence to mean that you did something or something happened non-stop or without pausing.
- I have been studying all day, every day for the last two weeks.
What is something that you do every day?
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