every other (hour/day/week/etc.)

The phrase "every other day" describes something that:

  • happens one day
  • doesn't happen the next day
  • happens again the next day
  • doesn't happen again the next day

...and so on.

You can use "every other ___" with any unit of time:

I get paid every other week.

I usually visit them about every other year.

You can also use this phrase to talk about something that happens "a lot":

He keeps interrupting me every other minute to ask me stupid questions.

This phrase appears in these lessons: