The word every is an adjective. It modifies or adds to a noun or pronoun.
- She paid every bill with her online computer service. (Every tells how many bills.)
- They jog a mile every day. (Every tells how many days.)
- Putting on your shoes is an everyday experience. (Everyday tells what kind of experience.)
- The word "cool" is an everyday slang expression. (Everyday tells what kind of expression.)
Correct: Drive your car every day. (This is correct grammar usage, even if not an environmentally sustainable recommendation!)
From now on, as a part of your everyday writing, I hope you can correctly use these two words every day!
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