One of my students asked me to explain the difference and uses of these words so I thought this might be useful for readers of my blog, so here is a breakdown of them.
Sometime is an adverb and is written as a single word. It refers to an unstated time in the future
“We should go for a drink sometime.”
“I will do my homework sometime this week.”
Some time is an expression, written as two words, that refers to a period of time.
“It was some time before he realised his friend wasn’t coming to the party.”
“He waited for some time, but the train never arrived.”
Sometimes is used to describe something you do only occasionally. Not often but now and then.
“I sometimes drink wine with my meal.”
“I never eat meat but I sometimes eat fish.”
Can you give me an example of something that you sometimes do, or perhaps something you’d like to do sometime ? What do you like to put aside some time for?
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