I’ve seen sentences in which the adverb “sometimes” is not correctly used in the sentence. “Sometimes” could never be separated, and MUST always be spelt with an “-s“. So, it is not correct to say:
- Sometime I come home late; sometime I come home early. (X)
Sometimes, I come home late; sometimes I come home early. (√)
- We visit our relatives in Singapore, sometime. (X)
We visit our relatives in Singapore, sometimes. (√)
However, it is correct to say: “some time” – notice that the words are separated. This gives a different meaning. “Some” is an adjective, while “time” is a noun. So, “some time” means “a bit of time“.
How do you use “some time” correctly? Remember that the focus here is “time“. How much time? “Some” time.
- For some time, he has not been calling me out for a drink.
- The car technician needs some time to fix your car.
I believe that now, you’re able to see the difference between “sometimes” and “some time“. You’ll get used to it with some practice.