Do You Have Any Time to Do Anything in Your Everyday Life?
A common complaint of many in this busy world! We’re not here to talk about how busy everyday life is though – we’re here to talk about words. So, why can’t you say:
- Do You Have Anytime in Your Every Day life to Do Any Thing?
See the difference? Let’s look at how a single space (or lack of it!) between two words can make them grammatically incorrect.
Everyday vs. Every Day
Starting with the easiest pair:
Anytime vs. Any Time
A little trickier:
Anything vs. Any Thing
This might make you scratch your head a little:
If in doubt with this one, use ‘anything’, as there is usually a fairly strong case for it being appropriate too.
For example, you could say:
This is more general in sense, rather than emphasising a single thing, but it also works well as a sentence.
- I ran __________ in January to get myself fit.
- ___________ that are left unattended at an airport will be removed.
- Sometimes my _________ routine can get repetitive.
- I’m available __________ during the afternoon.
- Is there _________ you’d like me to get at the shops?
- The doctor doesn’t have ___________ to see you this week.
1. every day; 2. Any things; 3. everyday; 4. anytime; 5. anything; 6. any time