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    The difference between sometime and sometimes

    Hello there!
    Could anyone help me the proper usage of the words "sometime" and "sometimes"? I do confuse them.

    I am not a native English speaker.

    Thanking you in advance.

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    Re: The difference between sometime and sometimes

    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com, Skype2!

    The teachers here sometimes ask learners to consult dictionaries first.
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/sometimes
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/sometime_1

    Try to give example sentences by yourself, then the teachers will correct them.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The difference between sometime and sometimes

    Thank you very much for your timely and helpful reply. I went through the two dictionary links that you posted. I got the idea of how to use those words properly, so am I correct in the following sentences?

    1. I joined this forum sometime last week.

    2. We are going for a vacation sometime next year.

    3. I sometimes get confused with some English words.

    4. This friend of mine is sometimes very stubborn.
    Last edited by Skype2; 24-May-2014 at 11:08. Reason: Adding the article "a" in the sentence number 2.

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    Re: The difference between sometime and sometimes

    Add 'a' before 'vacation' and your sentences are correct.

    Note also that 'some time' is used as two words like this:

    'I intend to spend some time reading "The Cliff Tragedy" by Eileen Dover'.

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    Re: The difference between sometime and sometimes

    Now I am clear about those words and I will be able to use them properly.

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