#EngClass: “sometime”, “sometimes” and “some time”

Did you know that “sometime”, “sometimes” and “some time” have different meanings? Padahal cuma beda huruf “s” dan spasi ya.

Sometime: kapan-kapan, suatu waktu, kapan saja. Contoh: If you wish to talk about it sometime, just give me a call.

Sometimes: sekali-sekali, kadang-kadang. Contoh: I sometimes forget where I put my things.

Some time: sejumlah waktu, beberapa waktu. Contoh: Please give me some time to consider the options.

PRACTICE:

Fill in the blanks with “sometime”, “sometimes” or “some time”.

1. It’s been a while since we met, let’s get together _____ next month.
2. Jakarta’s traffic can be very stressful _____ , especially in the evening.
3. That is a hard choice to make, please give her _____  to think it over.
4. My order is full for the next month, it will take _____  to do yours.
5. I’ve known her for _____ , she’s been nothing but an angel.
6. You can find some great bargains in flea markets _____ .
7. I am so clever that _____  I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying. (Oscar Wilde)
8. If you want an interesting party _____ , combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone. (Robert Fulghum)
9. He’s a huge fan of Colbie callait. He even sing her songs in his sleep _____ .
10. The last time I met her was _____ last year.

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ANSWER KEY:

  1. Sometime
  2. Sometimes
  3. Some time
  4. Some time
  5. Some time
  6. Sometimes
  7. Sometimes
  8. Sometime
  9. Sometimes
  10. Sometime

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on October 2, 2011

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