All five minutes


every


One of my students was explaining the rules of a game which I am not familiar with – floorball. He told me that players are substituted ALL 5 minutes. While I understood what he wanted to say, it was not correct.

When talking about regular intervals – how often something happens – EVERY is the word to use. Therefore, he should have explained that players are substituted EVERY 5 minutes. Similarly, I work EVERY day, except weekends, and I go running EVERY morning, including weekends!

What activities do you do on a regular basis?


 

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  1. […] I wrote about the wrong use of the word ALL, saying that EVERY was the correct one. For example, I check my Facebook ALL EVERY few […]

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