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𝕊herlock Holmes and Dr Watson were going camping. They pitched their tent under the stars and were soon asleep.

Sometime in the middle of the night Holmes woke Watson up and said: "Watson, look up at the stars, and tell me what you see."

Watson replied: "I see millions and millions of stars."

Holmes said: "And what do you deduce from it?"

Watson replied: "Well, if there are millions of stars, and if even a few of those have planets, it's quite likely there are some planets like our planet out there. And if there are a few planets like Earth out there, there might also be life."

Holmes said: "Watson, you idiot, it means that someone has stolen our tent."

The difference between sometimes and sometime

On the outside, the difference is that final 's'. We can therefore deduce that one of them is plural and the other isn't. And indeed we'd be right because 'sometimes' is plural. Check out the example sentences below. The word means "not always or not often." We use it to talk about something that happens on some occasions, but not all the time.

The word sometime (with no 's'), however, means "at an unstated or indefinite or unknown time." We use it to talk about a time in the future or in the past that is unknown, or that has not yet been decided. Et voila!

Check out these example sentences

In French In English
Il vient parfois pour une courte visite He sometimes comes for a short visit
Nous annoncerons quelque chose d'important dans le courant de la semaine prochaine. We’ll announce something important sometime next week
Tu sais à quel point ça paraît dingue ? You know how crazy that sounds?
Parfois, je veux juste m'allonger ici et mourir ! Sometimes I just wanna lie here and die!
Ils arriveront dans le courant de la journée de demain It happened sometime last week
Elle conduit la voiture parfois She drives the car sometimes


Sometime, sometimes, some time Sometime and sometimes

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