Every other day

Every other day

 Another in the series of vocabulary with “day”

The expression “Every other day” in the English language means:


On alternative days, for example:

I go to the gymnasium every other day, (I go on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)


The doctor recommended Jane to take a vitamin supplement every other day for a fortnight*. She is going to take the pills in the morning with her breakfast on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

*a fortnight = two weeks

 It is also possible with other time expressions:

  •  I do shift work in the local factory, every other week I have to work until 10.00pm. The other week I work from 6.00am until 2.00pm
  • Jane has a dentist appointment every other Thursday because she is having special treatment on her gums

 If you want to learn English well, look through our vocabulary sections to find some English expressions that you like. Then try to use them when you speak or write.

Other expressions with day:

 That will be the day when he gets a proper job, I’m sure we’ll all celebrate. That car still works, but it has seen better days. I start my holidays in two days time. Day or date? I recognised you very easily, you don’t look a day older . 35 years old? No way, she’s 60 if she is a day . OK, we’re all tired. Let’s call it a day. Things are going very well, but it’s early days yet. If it works out well I’ll celebrate by taking a day off.

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