some time, sometime, sometimes

some time, sometime, sometimes
When some is used as an adjective and time as a noun, the expression is written as two words meaning "an indefinite time": "She and I met some time (not sometime) that year." As an adverb, sometime means "at a point in time": "I went to the store sometime last week." As an adjective meaning "occasional" or "being such now and then," sometime is informal and not recommended for serious writing; avoid such a sentence as "She was a sometime leading opera singer." Sometimes has the sense of a plural,"at times": "She visits me sometimes." In the sense of "once" or "formerly," sometimes is obsolete.

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  • some time / sometime / sometimes —    Some time refers to a considerable period of time: I need some time to think about it.    Sometime refers to an indistinct or unstated time in the future: I ll see you around sometime.    Sometimes is an adverb meaning continually, off and on …   Confused words

  • some time / sometime / sometimes —    Some time refers to a considerable period of time: I need some time to think about it.    Sometime refers to an indistinct or unstated time in the future: I ll see you around sometime.    Sometimes is an adverb meaning continually, off and on …   Confused words

  • some time / sometime / sometimes —    Some time refers to a considerable period of time: I need some time to think about it.    Sometime refers to an indistinct or unstated time in the future: I ll see you around sometime.    Sometimes is an adverb meaning continually, off and on …   Confused words

  • some time / sometime vs sometimes —   Some time means a period of time.   For example:    It took Lynne some time to spot Hekner s post.   Sometime indicates a time in the future or the past which is not known or not stated.   For example:    They hoped to meet up sometime.   Not… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • some time / sometime vs sometimes —   Some time means a period of time.   For example:    It took Lynne some time to spot Hekner s post.   Sometime indicates a time in the future or the past which is not known or not stated.   For example:    They hoped to meet up sometime.   Not… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • some time / sometime vs sometimes —   Some time means a period of time.   For example:    It took Lynne some time to spot Hekner s post.   Sometime indicates a time in the future or the past which is not known or not stated.   For example:    They hoped to meet up sometime.   Not… …   English dictionary of common mistakes and confusing words

  • some time — See some time, sometime, sometimes …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • some|time — «SUHM tym», adverb, adjective. –adv. 1. at one time or another: »Come to see us sometime. 2. at an indefinite time: »It came sometime in March. 3. chaic. sometimes. 4. Archaic. formerly. –adj. 1. former: »Alice Brown, a sometime pupil of our… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sometime — See some time, sometime, sometimes …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • sometimes — See some time, sometime, sometimes …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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