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27/06/16 What’s the Difference between ‘SOME TIME,’ ‘SOMETIME,’ & ‘SOMETIMES’?


Some time (with two stresses) means “a considerable amount of time”, “quite a lot of time”.
I’m afraid it’ll take some time to repair your car.
She’s lived in Italy for some time, so she speaks Italian quite well.

Sometime refers to an indefinite time, usually in the future; it often means “one day”.
Let’s have dinner together sometime next week.
When will I get married – this year, next year, sometime, never?

Sometimes is an adverb of frequency. It means “on some occasions”, “more than once” (past, present or future).
I sometimes went skiing when I lived in Germany.
Sometimes, in the long winter evenings, I sit and wonder what life is all about.

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