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  1. emilie's Avatar

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    #1

    Question sometimes

    what's the difference between "some time" and "sometime"

  2. Soup's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: sometimes

    Use some time (two words), if you can omit some and the resulting sentence remains grammatical. For example, I will call you some time is incorrect because if we omit the word some the resulting sentence doesn't make sense: I will call you time.



    Ex: Let's go out _____.
    1. some time
    2. sometime


    Ex: I need ______ to think about it.
    1. some time
    2. sometime

    Ex: ______ I don't understand a single word.
    1. Some times
    2. Sometimes

    Ex: Choose ______ for us to meet.
    1. some time
    2. sometime

    Ex: She will visit us ______ next year.
    1. some time
    2. sometime

    Ex: Pick ______ for the conference call and get back to me.
    1. some times
    2. sometimes

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    From The UVic Writer's Guide: Sometime / Sometime / Sometimes

    Some time as two words means a span of time: "We spent some time in the lion's cage."

    Sometime as one word means "at an unspecified time": "Let's have lunch sometime."

    Sometimes means "now and then": "Sometimes I go to the gravel pit and roll around in the sand."

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