a daily used product

Biggi

Senior Member
German - Austria
Can I say "toothpaste is a daily used product"? (I want to say that it is something that I use every day)

Thanks for your help!
 
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    We have no idea what context you have in mind for this, but it’s not a natural thing to say anyway.

    “toothpaste is a daily used product” :thumbsdown:
    “it is something that I use every day” :tick:
    Toothpaste is something [that] we/people use every day. :tick:
    Toothpaste is a product in daily use [by everyone]. :tick:
     

    ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    We have no idea what context you have in mind for this, but it’s not a natural thing to say anyway.

    “toothpaste is a daily used product” :thumbsdown:
    “it is something that I use every day” :tick:
    Toothpaste is something [that] we/people use every day. :tick:
    Toothpaste is a product in daily use [by everyone]. :tick:

    For the third :tick:, I think we could also include "that is in daily use".
     

    bh7

    Senior Member
    Canada; English
    You could also say: "Toothpaste is a product of daily use."
    "Toothpaste is a daily used product" is perfectly understandable but not idiomatic English.
     

    exgerman

    Senior Member
    NYC
    English but my first language was German
    It's funny. We say can toothpaste is an often-used product, but we can't say toothpaste is a daily-used product.
     

    ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    It's funny. We say can toothpaste is an often-used product, but we can't say toothpaste is a daily-used product.

    My interpretation (others are of course possible): We can use general adverbs of frequency (frequently/ sometimes/occasionally/rarely, etc.) before the hyphen but not specific ones (daily, weekly, once/twice several times a week/year, etc.).
     

    Forero

    Senior Member
    Toothpaste is a daily-used product.:cross:
    Toothpaste is a daily-use product.:tick:
    Toothpaste is a product used daily by many people.:tick:
    Toothpaste is an oft-used product.:tick:
    Toothpaste is a product used oft by many people.:cross:
     

    ain'ttranslationfun?

    Senior Member
    US English
    Toothpaste is a daily-used product.:cross:
    Toothpaste is a daily-use product.:tick:
    Toothpaste is a product used daily by many people.:tick:
    Toothpaste is an oft-used product.:tick:
    (A)
    Toothpaste is a product used oft by many people.:cross:

    (A) I'd say 'often' is used more, er, often than 'oft' nowadays.
     
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