*Everytime or Every Time | Meaning, Definition & Spelling

Every time is an adverbial phrase meaning ‘each time’ or ‘without exception’.

‘Everytime’, written without a space, is sometimes used instead of every time. However, this is incorrect and should be avoided.

Examples: Everytime and every time in a sentence
  • Everytime we meet, you ask me to do you a favour.
  • Every time we meet, you ask me to do you a favour.
  • Lia gets bored everytime she goes to the theatre.
  • Lia gets bored every time she goes to the theatre.

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Every single time

Every single time is a more emphatic version of ‘every time’. In this phrase, ‘single’ functions as an intensifier that emphasises how often something occurs.

    Examples: Every single time in a sentence
    Every single time Bill visits, he eats all the food.

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    Frequently asked questions

    What is a synonym for ‘every time’?

    Some synonyms and near synonyms of every time include:

    • Each time
    • Whenever
    • Without exception
    Is ‘everytime’ a word?

    ‘Everytime’ is sometimes used to mean ‘each time’ or ‘whenever’. However, this is incorrect and should be avoided. The correct phrase is every time (two words).

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