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    What is the difference between " sometimes" and " sometime"?

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    Hello,

    "sometimes' is an adverb of frequency.
    Example: I sometimes go to the cinema!

    "sometime" is an adverb and used when you talk about an unspecific point of time.
    Example: I'll see you somtime in the future! (You don't know when exactly you can see that person again)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    Hello,

    "sometimes' is an adverb of frequency.
    Example: I sometimes go to the cinema!

    "sometime" is an adverb and used when you talk about an unspecific point of time.
    Example: I'll see you somtime in the future! (You don't know when exactly you can see that person again)
    Excellent!

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    There's also the adjective + noun phrase some time:
    Ex: It will take some time for me to learn the difference between sometimes and sometime.



    From The University of Victoria's Writer Guide:
    Some time as two words means a span of time:
    Ex: "We spent some time in the lion's cage."
    Sometime as one word means "at an unspecified time":
    Ex:"Let's have lunch sometime."
    Sometimes means "now and then":
    Ex: "Sometimes I go to the gravel pit and roll around in the sand."

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    Let's not forget the adjective version of sometime, meaning occasional. It's probably a casual use, and according to one look, it's still not fully approved by the usage panel, but used as in: "I think I'll ask Brad, my sometime boyfriend, to be my date at my sister's wedding."

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