sometime vs some_time : Common Errors in English

About sometime vs some_time

Sometime is not a specific timeframe in the future. For example, say that your friend has done a favor to you and you want to thank her. You say to her, 'Thanks for your help. I hope I am able to return the favor sometime.' On the other hand, some time is specific. You reassure your friend who is jittery about a test that she has to take. You say to her, 'You have some time before your test. So don't worry. You will be able to do a revision of all the lessons.'

sometime Meaning(s)

  • (s) belonging to some prior time
  • (r) at some indefinite or unstated time

sometime in News

  1. Past Tense: Whitmarsh Grocery was the center of Milan business

    Sometime after 1899, William Whitmarsh had plenty of cash to establish a grocery store. He was sharing space with Mell Barnes, who ran the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Milan, on the south west corner of Main and Wabash.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Milan News-Leader

  2. Forecast calls for rain — again — on Thursday

    Thursday should start out dry, but don’t be fooled — rain will arrive sometime after noon and not let up until Friday morning. The low pressure system set to arrive Thursday is currently marching across the Midwest, bringing potentially bringing severe weather to the Chicago area this afternoon. Once the system pushes to the Atlantic coast, it will swing north, traversing southeast of Nantucket ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

  3. 100 years ago in Bucks

    Sometime between Friday night and Monday morning last maliciously inclined persons battered in the door of the West schoolhouse and afterward ransacked the teacher’s desk and perpetrated other unlawfu
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bucks County Courier Times

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