Usage: Sometime, Some time and Sometimes


I’m Latika, a writer at Genlish. As you know, I am here to share grammar and other language-related tips and tricks with you to simplify the process of learning English.

Yesterday, we discussed the difference between weak and week. On similar lines, I am going to discuss another set of confusing words today – some time, sometime and sometimes. Let’s begin!


As an adverb, sometime means “at an unspecified time in the future”.


  • I’ll come over to your house sometime.
  • The launch date of the new model will be announced sometime soon.
  • I need to visit the dentist sometime today.

Some Time

Some time (two words) refers to a span of time, usually a long period of time.

Example: I need some time to finish the assignment.

Here, we are talking about a span of time, hence some time should be two words. Let’s look at some more examples:

  • Sheila needs some time to think.
  • Ramesh will stay in Paris for some time.

In the above statements, a span of time is mentioned – it may be several days or even a month. Hence some time is the right word.

Sometime versus Some Time

  • Sometime refers to an unspecified point of time in the future whereas some time refers to a time period or time span.

Incorrect: I will be there in sometime.

Correct: I will be there in some time.

( a time span is being mentioned)


Sometimes (one word) means “every now and then” or “occasionally” .

For example:

  • I get late sometimes.
  • Sometimes, I wonder if I did the right thing.
  • She gives me a lift sometimes.

I am sure this blog helped you understand the difference between these words. Use them wisely the next time you write.

In my next blog, I will discuss the usage of I, Me, Myself and My. Keep reading!

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