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    Default everyday, every day, some times, some time, sometimes

    Everyday is a stand-alone adjective. It means common, or regular.

    Example: My Toyota is my everyday car, but sometimes I drive the Corvette.

    Every day is two separate words. They describe the frequency of the action specifically. It literally means at least once per day.

    Example: I drink coffee every day.

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    Sometimes - describes frequency of an action (means occasionally, and it implies a frequency less than always and more than never).

    Example: Sometimes I watch football on TV; sometimes I don't.
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    Sometime - describes a point in time in the future

    Example: I will come to your house sometime tommorow
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    Some time: describes an undefined length of time, usually a long time. It is equivalent to saying "some amount of time", but the "amount of" part is implied.

    Example: I have dreamed of winning the lottery for some time.
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    Some times . . . not 100% sure how to describe it. "Some" seems to be an adjective describing the "times" (days, weeks, months, etc). It usually implies unusual or crazy times . "Some crazy times"

    Example: These are some times we have been having lately. It has rained for 2 weeks straight.
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    The above are the defination I quoted from Yahoo. Do you agree? Can I know the real meaning and differences between the above?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: everyday, every day, some times, some time, sometimes

    Mainly OK, despite the unfortunate spelling error ('tommorow' for 'tomorrow').

    'Some times' would indeed be rarely encountered but is essentially, as stated, a noun phrase, as in e.g.

    We were frequently together. Some times were better than others.

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    Default Re: everyday, every day, some times, some time, sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post

    The above are the definition I quoted from Yahoo. Do you agree? Can I know the real meaning and differences between the above?

    Thank you.

    Not a teacher


    Please be careful with spelling!

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    Default Re: everyday, every day, some times, some time, sometimes

    Sorry, I still don't get when to use some times?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: everyday, every day, some times, some time, sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    Sorry, I still don't get when to use some times?

    Thank you.
    NOT A TEACHER

    COCA has 230 citations of "some times". Perhaps you could take a look there?
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 17-Oct-2012 at 16:43. Reason: rewrite

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    Default Re: everyday, every day, some times, some time, sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    NOT A TEACHER

    COCA has 230 citations of "some times". Perhaps you could take a look there?
    Hi Chicken Sandwich,

    May I know how to search the information as you stated "COCA"

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: everyday, every day, some times, some time, sometimes

    Hi Ju.

    Go to:
    Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA)

    Register so you can log in. Use the search function to find the word or phrase you are looking for. A notice will come up showing you how many examples have been found of the item you want. Click on the link within this notice and all the examples will appear. By clicking on individual examples you can see more context and get more information.

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