Sometimes versus some time

Writer's Blog, Grammar, Sometime
In our Writer’s Blog we often look at words that may look very similar but mean different things. Here is another example of words that are often confused with each other.

some time

some time
(as two words) means a significant amount of time – a lengthy time. He has been trying to stop smoking for some time

sometime (as one word) can be an adverb or an adjective and refers to an unspecified time. She wanted to have children sometime in the future, she just didn’t know when.

sometimes (as one word with an ‘s’ on the end) is an adverb and means occasionally or every now and then. In our blog we sometimes look at words that sound very similar.

Now test yourself


  1. I have been waiting for ………………… hoping my daughter will tidy her room.
  2. ………….. you can see the Aurora Borealis from the North of Scotland.
  3. I keep promising myself that …………………. I’ll get around to getting those books out of storage.



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