WritingSometime vs. Some time vs. Sometimes - The Ready Writers

March 17, 2017by readywriters

Sometime, some time, and sometimes are the words that are frequently used in everyday lives, but because of the similarities in their spellings, even native speakers get confused with them SOMETIMES.

Sometime

An indefinite time in the future or an unspecified point in the past

 

Example:

We should hang out sometime.

It happened sometime before noon yesterday.

 

Some time

A period of time. It is like saying ‘some people’, ‘some books’, etc. – ‘some’ is used to describe how much of the ‘time’.

 

Example:

Can you give me a call when you have some time?

I have some time to help you before I go work.

 

Sometimes

on certain occasions or in certain cases but not always

now and then; from time to time; occasionally

 

Example:

Sometimes he acts like a child.

Jack usually plays baseball after work. But he plays soccer sometimes.

 

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