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    sometime

    I remember one of our teachers had told us the adverb 'sometimes' is different (among adv.s of frequency) It appears at the beginning of your sentence... However I don't recall the exact rule.
    example: Sometimes I can work ten hours a day.

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    Re: sometime

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    I remember one of our teachers had told us the adverb 'sometimes' is different (among adv.s of frequency) It appears at the beginning of your sentence... However I don't recall the exact rule.
    example: Sometimes I can work ten hours a day.
    "Sometimes I work ten hours a day."
    "I sometimes work ten hours a day."
    "I work ten hours a day sometimes."
    While I agree that the first one is better, I wouldn't call the others wrong.

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    Re: sometime

    Some other adverbs require inversion when placed at the start:

    Never have I seen anyone do that before.
    Rarely has anyone eaten that much.

    Sometimes doesn't change the word order. Could the rule have something to do with this?

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    Re: sometime

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could the rule have something to do with this?
    No, it doesn't have. I got it. Thanks,

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