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    Sometime, sometimes, some time, some times

    I googled the differences in usages among 'sometimes, sometime, some time and some times.
    But I only found the definations from Cambridge grammar as follows. But I couldn't find 'some time and some times'. Can someone help? Thanks.

    1. "Sometimes means ‘not always or not often’:

    We usually played football at school, but sometimes we played hockey.

    2. Sometime means ‘at an unknown or undecided time in the future or the past’:

    Why don’t you come over and have dinner with us sometime? (at an undecided time in the future)

    I knew I had met her sometime, but I couldn’t remember when."

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    Re: Sometime, sometimes, some time, some times

    In addition to its common adverbial use, sometime can be a rather charming adjective. Cf: As the political crisis deepened, my sometime friend began to show his unexpected true colours.

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    Re: Sometime, sometimes, some time, some times

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    But I couldn't find 'some time and some times'.
    'Some time' means 'sometime' according to https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionari...ish/sometime_1

    I think 'some times' can be used in 'There were some times when my PC crashed'. See definition #8 at https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionari.../time_1?q=time
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Sometime, sometimes, some time, some times

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Some time' means 'sometime' according to https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionari...ish/sometime_1
    Not always.

    'Penny Black spends some time (sometime ) every day on her stamp collection.'

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