Every day or everyday
I'm a Dutch girl so I want to apologize in advance for my English ;).
I want to ask you something about English grammar. I'm getting a tattoo with an English quote and because it stays for the rest of my life on my body I would like it to be perfect.
Can you help me please with this quote?
"Everyday has potential of beauty"
"Every day has potential of beauty"
Is everyday one word or is every day two words?
I hope to hear from you.
Your question depends on context, so it is great that you included it. For your quote, you would use "every day" as two word because you are using "day" as a noun and "every" is an adjective modifying that noun. "Everyday" is an adjective, so you wouldn't use it here because there is no noun for it to modify.
Also, the end of the quote is awkward in English--"potential of beauty". We would say "Every day has the potential for beauty" or "Every day has the potential to be beautiful". I would, however, check the source of your quote for an accurate translation.
|link comment||answered Jan 23 '14 at 22:54 Hannah at Walker Editing, Inc. New member|
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