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May I know what the differences between; sometimes, sometime, some times and some time?

I just do not know which to use most of the time.

Thank you.

David L.

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Nov 7, 2007
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Firstly, I think you'll find that 'some times' has been written when the person should have correctly written, 'sometimes'

sometime: at some unspecified or unknown time
"You must come to our place for dinner sometime."
sometimes : occasionally, rather than all of the time
"Sometimes I feel like packing it all in and going to live on a desert island."

some time : "It will be some time before I am able to get that toy back in stock."
"It will take some time to get over the shock of all this."
Here, we are talking primarily about 'time' itself. I could have left 'some' out of those sentences and they would still be correct :
It will take time to get over..
-'some' is an adjective which qualifies the amount of time.
It will take a long time...
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