Some Time, Sometime and Sometimes

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  1. Watch the video.
  2. Then read the text below it.
  3. Listen and read at the same time. Repeat.
  4. Watch the video again without text.
  5. Study the content to improve your understanding of some time, sometime and sometimes.

Note: Sometimes, Grammarly can be a very useful tool to clarify your understanding of certain English usage questions.

Do you have some time to talk sometime? Let’s find out more.

Some time as two words always means an amount of time. For example, you could ask a co-worker, “Do you have some time today to chat?”

Sometime as one word means that something will happen at an unspecified time. For example, your co-worker might respond with, “I’ll find a time to talk with you sometime soon” if they were blowing you off.

But wait, the sometimes saga isn’t over. Sometimes with an “s” is a completely different word that means occasionally. So, if you wanted to passive-aggressively respond to that co-worker, you could quip, “Sometimes I wonder if you want to talk to me.” I wouldn’t suggest this tactic though.

Thanks for spending some time learning about grammar, and check back some time soon for more grammar videos.

Summary:

  • Some time – an amount of time
  • Sometime – an unspecified time
  • Sometimes – occassionally

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