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What's the difference between 'some time' and 'sometime'?


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What's the difference between 'some time' and 'sometime'? #31 (permalink) Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:30 am   What's the difference between 'some time' and 'sometime'?
 

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What's the difference between 'some time' and 'sometime'?

And wouldn't you agree that this test needs the latter?

Amy


Yes correct Amy. It should be sometime.

Sometime (an undefined time in a period of time)
e.g. See you again sometime.

Some time (an amount of time in a period of time)
e.g. It took some time before we saw the queen.

Sometimes (not regularly, not often, but now and then)
She sometimes comes to work by bike.

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"Sometimes" I like to take "some time" away from people to think alone, but "sometimes" I am sure that at "sometime" I will not have "any time" (smile) to take "some time" for myself.

Now this brings into question the meaning of

anytime
any time
anytimes

OK whizz kids, get to this one (smile)
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What's the difference between 'some time' and 'sometime'? #32 (permalink) Sat May 03, 2008 3:17 am   What's the difference between 'some time' and 'sometime'?
 

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sometime = adverb (also occasionally used as an adjective)

some time = adjective + noun

sometimes = adverb of frequency
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