on a daily basis


I know the meaning of ' on a daily basis', but in the following sentence, I am not sure how to understand the red parts.

There is an increasing evidence on a daily basis that the environment cannot protect itself.
  • JamesM

    Senior Member
    I am not sure what the "an" is doing there. I believe it should be "There is increasing evidence." Evidence, like information, is not countable.
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    Senior Member
    USA - English
    "On a daily basis" is a needlesly inflated way of saying "daily". This sentence is an excellent example of how in most cases "on a daily basis" can be greatly improved by pruning off the words "on", "a", and "basis". If one does that, the meaning is much plainer:

    There is increasing evidence daily that the environment cannot protect itself.
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