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    Smile 2 gremmer questions

    These days I,m studying English, and I am very glad using this web site.

    I have two questions:
    1- what's the rule when I'm using WH questions (What,Who,Why,...) for asking about a charcter or attribute about somthing.

    eg: How much is this car cost?
    What colour is your pen? ...
    and can I say: What a nice car is this! and what's it mean

    2- Also I want to ask about the order of somtimes in sentence, what sholud i say :
    • I somtimes go to visit ali.
    • Somtimes I go to visit ali.
    • I go to visit ali somtimes.
    Please, help me .. thankx
    Last edited by MusSta; 09-Aug-2007 at 18:41. Reason: correcting the spelling of your

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    Welcome, MusSta.

    [1a] How much is this car cost?
    [1b] How much does this car cost?

    [2a] What colour is your pen?
    [2b] What color is your pen?

    [3a] What a nice car is this!
    [3b] What a nice car this is!

    [4a] Sometimes I visit Ali.
    [4b] I visit Ali sometimes.

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    [4a] Sometimes I visit Ali.
    [4b] I visit Ali sometimes. [/quote]

    I read in a grammar site recently that sometimes shows how often, and, therefore should be put between the subject and the verb: I sometimes visit ali. There was also written that the word sometime (not sometimes) shows when (time). What do you think about this?PS. Should I put two commas around and in the above sentence?
    Last edited by learner2007; 11-Aug-2007 at 09:38.

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    Hello, learner2007.

    Could you give us the link/address to the site you mentioned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Hello, learner2007.

    Could you give us the link/address to the site you mentioned?
    English Grammar It should be noted that sometimes is an adverb of frequency, whereas sometime is an adverb of time.e.g. I sometimes see him in the park. I would like to read that book sometime.In the first example, the adverb of frequency sometimes occupies the middle position of a clause. In the second example, the adverb of time sometime occupies the end position of a clause

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    Thank you for the link. (Here's a better one, same page, but this one opens: Fortune City). The page reads:

    It should be noted that sometimes is an adverb of frequency, whereas sometime is an adverb of time.

    Ex: I sometimes see him in the park.
    Ex: I would like to read that book sometime.

    In the first example, the adverb of frequency sometimes occupies the middle position of a clause.

    In the second example, the adverb of time sometime occupies the end position of a clause.
    The adverb sometimes (note the -s) can occur in three positions: at the beginning of the sentence, at the end of the sentence, and between the subject and the verb.

    Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Thank you for the link. (Here's a better one, same page, but this one opens: Fortune City). The page reads:
    It should be noted that sometimes is an adverb of frequency, whereas sometime is an adverb of time.

    Ex: I sometimes see him in the park.
    Ex: I would like to read that book sometime.

    In the first example, the adverb of frequency sometimes occupies the middle position of a clause.

    In the second example, the adverb of time sometime occupies the end position of a clause.

    The adverb sometimes (note the -s) can occur in three positions: at the beginning of the sentence, at the end of the sentence, and between the subject and the verb.

    Does that help?
    Yes, I agree that "sometimes" may occupy any of the three positions.

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    Great. Does that answer your question or should we continue on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Great. Does that answer your question or should we continue on?
    As for me, I'm satisfied.:)

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    Great.

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