sometimes not always vs sometimes vs not always : Common Errors in English

About sometimes not always vs sometimes vs not always

Expressions like “not always,” “don’t always,” and “aren’t always” overlap in meaning with “sometimes,” but don’t belong in the same phrase with this word—they’re redundant. “Sometimes I don’t always feel like jogging” doesn’t make any sense. Say either “sometimes I don’t feel like jogging” or “I don’t always feel like jogging.”

sometimes Meaning(s)

  • (r) on certain occasions or in certain cases but not always

sometimes in News

  1. Pulse of The People: Vote no

    Sometimes two persons die from legal abortions, both the mom and her unborn baby. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's abortion expansion proposal will increase that risk. The legislation will allow nonphysicians to perform abortions.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Troy Record

  2. The Goo Goo Dolls lighten up

    Sometimes, you have to go through the darkness to get to the light. On 2010's "Something for the Rest of Us," the Goo Goo Dolls wrestled with some demons, but on "Magnetic," out June 11, John Rzeznik, Robby Takac and Mike Malinin have come out the other side and into the sun.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Miami’s All-Stars come out in full force as the Heat down San Antonio, tie the NBA Finals at 2-2

    Sometimes these bad scripts just write themselves. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, much maligned throughout the 2013 playoffs, came to play in Game 4. As a result, the Miami Heat regained home court advantage over the San Antonio Spurs with … Continue reading ?
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Ball Don't Lie via Yahoo! Sports

not always in News

  1. Video Premiere: Alicia Keys Goes Vegas Girl Glam In “Tears Always Win”

    It's not always sunny on the Vegas strip. Alicia Keys laments on a lover she's missing on the Bruno Mars penned track, "Tears Always Win." In the clip, Alicia leads the lonely life of a Vegas show girl, as she paints on a happy face by night, while she misses her long lost love on the inside by day... More »
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Atlanta Post

  2. Let's Talk About Sex: Why More Babies Means More Economic Growth

    Maybe the problem is that the topic has something to do with sex. Fertility is always about sex, although sex is not always about fertility. Maybe that's what makes everyone so tense when demographics is raised as a possible factor in the economic woes of the nation.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Forbes

  3. Support Groups Aren't Always Helpful

    Going to a support group may not always be a good thing, according to experts. In recent years, the idea of going to a support group for sufferers of chronic illness has gained backing in the health-care profession.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: ThirdAge

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