ALL DAY / EVERY DAY


Yesterday 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 minutes.

Today I will show you that sometimes both are correct but with a different meaning.

  1. Steve plays computer games ALL day
  2. Steve plays computer games EVERY day

In (1), Steve spends most of his waking hours playing computer games; he probably does this most days.

In (2), Steve plays computer games from Monday to Sunday but we don’t know how long he spends playing, maybe an hour, maybe 10. We’d have to ask him to know.

Occasionally, shops advertise that they are “open ALL day, EVERY day“. What do you understand by it?

 

 

 

 

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