Jane was a curious girl who loved to learn new things. She always asked her mum and dad questions about the world and how it worked. She also liked to read books and play games on her computer.
One day, Jane was doing her homework on her laptop. She had to write an essay about her everyday life. She typed the title: “My Everyday Life” and started to write.
She wrote about how she woke up every day, brushed her teeth, ate breakfast, and went to school. She wrote about her favourite subjects, her friends, and her teachers. She wrote about how she came home every day, did her chores, played with her toys, and watched TV. She wrote about how she had dinner with her mum and dad every day, and how they talked about their day. She wrote about how she went to bed every day, read a book, and fell asleep.
She was proud of her essay. She thought it was interesting and well-written. She saved it on her laptop and printed it out. She put it in her backpack and got ready for bed.
The next day, Jane went to school and handed in her essay to her teacher. She was confident that she would get a good grade. She waited for her teacher to read it and give her feedback.
But when her teacher finished reading it, she looked puzzled. She called Jane to her desk and asked her to sit down.
“Jane, I have read your essay, and I have some questions for you,” she said.
“Sure, what are they?” Jane asked.
“Well, first of all, I want to ask you about your title. Why did you write ‘My Everyday Life’ instead of ‘My Every Day Life’?” the teacher asked.
Jane was confused. She didn’t understand the difference. She thought they were the same.
“Isn’t it the same thing?” she asked.
“No, it’s not. They are two different words with different meanings and uses. Everyday is an adjective that means ordinary or typical. It is used to describe something that is common or usual. For example, ‘These are my everyday clothes.’ It means that these are the clothes that I wear on a regular basis, not on special occasions. Every day is a phrase that means each day or daily. It is used to talk about something that happens or is done on a regular basis. For example, ‘I go to school every day.’ It means that I go to school on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, not on weekends or holidays. Do you understand the difference?” the teacher explained.
Jane nodded. She understood the difference. She realized that she had made a mistake. She should have written ‘My Every Day Life’ instead of ‘My Everyday Life’. She felt embarrassed and ashamed.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t know the difference. I thought they were the same. I’m sorry for making a mistake,” she apologized.
“It’s okay, Jane. It’s a common mistake that many people make. But now you know the difference, and you can avoid making the same mistake again. You can learn from your mistake and improve your writing skills. That’s what learning is all about. You don’t have to be sorry for making a mistake, as long as you learn from it and correct it. Do you want to correct your mistake?” the teacher asked.
“Yes, please. I want to correct my mistake. Can I rewrite my title?” Jane asked.
“Of course. You can rewrite your title and print it out again. I will give you some time to do that. And don’t worry, I won’t deduct any points from your grade. I think your essay is very good, except for the title. You have written a lot of details and examples about your life, and you have used good grammar and vocabulary. You have done a great job, Jane. I’m proud of you,” the teacher praised.
“Thank you, teacher. You are very kind and helpful. I appreciate your feedback and guidance. I will rewrite my title and print it out again. Thank you for giving me another chance,” Jane thanked.
Jane went back to her seat and opened her laptop. She changed her title from ‘My Everyday Life’ to ‘My Every Day Life’. She saved it and printed it out again. She gave it to her teacher and smiled.
The teacher smiled back and gave her a thumbs up. She put the essay in a folder and told Jane to have a good day.
Jane felt happy and relieved. She had learned something new and corrected her mistake. She had improved her writing skills and impressed her teacher. She had also gained more confidence and self-esteem.
She decided to tell her mum and dad about her experience when she got home. She knew they would be proud of her too. She thought that learning new things was fun and rewarding. She looked forward to learning more things every day. One night her alarm clock gave a shill ring don’t say I’m late for breakfast said Jane whats the time its still the middle of the night her dad heard her alarm clock ring and they go to kitchen to check the kitchen clock that clock gone wrong as well it said nine o’clock it should be later said her dad they go upstairs again her mum was cross with them she made Jane go back to bed saying its time to get up when its light sleep tight next morning Jane is having breakfast she sees the milk jug is still “empty”.After breakfast her dad said I wound my watch up its hands won’t go round
Jane went to the clockmakers shop . He said only Father Time would mend many clocks like this