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    #1

    sometime vs sometimes

    "Want to grab a bar stool sometime?"

    OR

    "Want to grab a bar stool sometimes?"

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    #2

    Re: sometime vs sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "Want to grab a bar stool sometime?"

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    "Want to grab a bar stool sometimes?"
    If you're asking "Would you like to go and have a drink at some point in the future?" then your first sentence is correct.

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    Re: sometime vs sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you're asking "Would you like to go and have a drink at some point in the future?" then your first sentence is correct.
    And the second one ?

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    Re: sometime vs sometimes

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    And the second one ?
    The second one isn't very natural English. You don't normally ask someone if they would like to do something sometimes. You might ask them if they do something sometimes.

    Do you go to that bar sometimes?
    Do you eat at restaurants sometimes?

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    Re: sometime vs sometimes

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The second one isn't very natural English. You don't normally ask someone if they would like to do something sometimes. You might ask them if they do something sometimes.

    Do you go to that bar sometimes?
    Do you eat at restaurants sometimes?
    Sometime refers to a single action in the future?

    Sometimes more like on a regular basis?

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    Re: sometime vs sometimes

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    Sometime refers to a single action in the future? It does refer to a single point in the future, yes, although of course it's possible that the action might be repeated. If you said "Do you fancy a game of tennis sometime?" then that refers to one single game, but of course it may lead to playing more often.

    Sometimes more like on a regular basis? Yes. Sometimes is a description of regularity, like "always", "never", "often", "occasionally" etc.
    See above.

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    Re: sometime vs sometimes

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    See above.
    That was a mighty clear explanation!

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