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What expression is more natural for native speakers?

I'm tired, more every day.

Or

I'm tired, every day more.

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  • Hello, @Cardinal, what I tried to communicate is that something increases, in this case the tiredness. Apr 21, 2017 at 18:46
  • Either one works.
    – Robusto
    Apr 21, 2017 at 18:46
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    What about I’m more tired every day. That’s how I’d probably say it.
    – J.R.
    Apr 21, 2017 at 18:54
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    J.R.'s suggestion is the most natural one. If you really want to phrase it the way you originally suggested, it would sound more natural to add "than the day before" to the end. As it is, it sounds kind of "dangling" - we hear "every day more" and want to say "more what?"
    – stangdon
    Apr 21, 2017 at 19:22
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    In this context more every day is and every day more is not idiomatic. Everyone will understand every day more and equally, everyone will hear it as coming from a non-native speaker. Sep 19, 2017 at 16:31

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Your examples sound a little unnatural. It's not 100% clear what you are trying to say. Correct me if I am wrong, but I assume you are trying to say that with each day that passes you feel more tired than the previous day. If that is your intended meaning, I would use something like the following:

I feel more and more tired (with) every day.

I'm getting more and more tired (with) every day.

or

I feel more and more tired with every passing day.

... although admittedly that final sentence has a slightly formal feel to it.

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Neither sounds natural to me. I might say:

I'm tired, more and more every day. [You could say this to your doctor.]

or I might say:

Every day, I feel tireder than the day before. [You could also say this to your doctor. Or you might say it to a friend as a prelude to asking your friend if he or she thinks you should go to a doctor.]

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  • Yes, Nan, you could… and how exactly would you justfity either of those not as every-day statements but according to grammatical rules? May 10, 2018 at 19:52

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