I can see around me that the term everyday life is the correct one used broadly.
But why shouldn't it be every-day life? That seems to fit with the grammatical pattern of similar constructions:
- Everyday is not a word in itself but should be every and day, as in:
It happens every day
- Just like inbetween is not a word but should rather be in and between, as in:
You are standing in between those two
When I use these sets of two words descriptively in front of a noun (I don't know the terminology for this, but I hope you can catch the meaning from the question), I would merge the two words with a dash:
- Every-day life is hard.
- The in-between people are gone.
This is apparently correct in the latter example but not in the former. What is the difference? Why is everyday life not written as every-day life?