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    Default Correct phrasing?

    Question #: 10: Sometimes I have seen such a mess. This sentence is correct.
    User's answer: False
    Correct answer: True
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    I used to think the correct phrasing is:

    I have, sometimes, seen such a mess.

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    Default Re: Correct phrasing?

    'sometimes' is a sentence adverb, which means it goes at the beginning or end of the sentence:

    Sometimes I go to the movie.
    I go to the movies sometimes.

    Maybe you're thinking of "often"?

    EX: I have often seen such a mess.

    Note, 'sometimes' is semantically awkward with present perfect 'have seen'.

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    Default Re: Correct phrasing?

    Thanks if it's a rule, it's a rule. I didn't know that one.

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