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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
See you ______________.

________________ we go to the Mexican restaurant.

We're going on holiday _____________in August. I'm not sure exactly when.

____________ I wonder what would have happened if he and i had got married.

I'll probably meet Janet _____________in September, when school starts again.

_________________ I think of what my day would be like if I won the lottery.


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176 Comments on “Confused Words – sometime or sometimes?”


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Dear Rebbeca

I had not heard and i had not seen “sometime” anywhere so i did not know difference between them.
thanks so much

Wednesday, March 9th 2011

    me neither…thank you!

    Wednesday, March 9th 2011

I did great with the quiz ! Merci Rebecca :)

Wednesday, March 9th 2011

    Good jop :)

    Saturday, February 21st 2015

    de rien

    Wednesday, February 25th 2015

“some time” and “sometime” have the same meaning?

Wednesday, March 9th 2011

Great lesson Rebecca!
I have a suggest: you could do a lesson about the verb “get”? It have many means and often get lost in his interpretation.

thanks so much!

Wednesday, March 9th 2011

    Thanks for watching and for the idea, Bruno. Will do my best to record a lesson on that useful word!

    All the best to you.

    Friday, March 11th 2011

      Rebecca I love your quizzes.Sometimes, I don’t get all right.Most of the times, I get 100% right!:)

      Friday, March 30th 2012

awesome! are there any such couples of word?

Wednesday, March 9th 2011

    2!

    Thursday, March 31st 2011

      me too…xD

      Friday, December 2nd 2011

sometimes me confusing the language ingles
I so How sometime visit the family in USA
thank you teacher Rebecca
saludos desde mexico

Wednesday, March 9th 2011

Hello teacher!! i just wanna tell ya that u r an excellent one, i’ve been learnin’ a lot through u. This lesson was great ‘coz 2 be honest i didn’t know anything about the word “sometime” .. i’m wondering if u can tell me some tips 2 improve my listening ‘coz that’s the most difficult for me ,,, take care ..

Thursday, March 10th 2011

    Try to get hold of some English learning materials designed specially to help you improve your listening skills. Start very easily, with a short passage at a level you can understand and then go forward from there. You can do it! Also, have fun with the language. Sing along with the songs, watch some shows, and so on.

    All the best to you, Leslie.

    Friday, March 11th 2011

thanks alot dear Rebecca.

Thursday, March 10th 2011

Dear Rebbeca! you are really so wonderful. thank you so verymuch.R.J

Thursday, March 10th 2011

Hi Rebeca, “sometime” I will got good inglish if I follow your sometimes listened suggestion: ….”Keep working in English”…
Many thanks for spending your time.Best Regards

Thursday, March 10th 2011

Hi Dear Teacher. As always, your lessons are very nice and very clear your explanation, but I have a question. Could I use: “some time” or “some times”, and if those is possible, their meanings are different than “sometime” and “sometimes”.

A great hug from Chile.

Thursday, March 10th 2011

    “Some time” means something different. For example:

    I have some time before my exam, so I’m going to have lunch.

    Every day he spends some time teaching his son how to read.

    “Some times” is also different from what is explained in the video lesson.
    For example:

    There are some times in life when you just don’t know what to do.

    I hope this helps! All the best to you, Raul.

    Friday, March 11th 2011

      Thanks a lots

      Monday, March 14th 2011

      Thank you a lot for these precisions. You really help madam. Have a good life!

      Wednesday, September 21st 2011

      hi Rebecca !!! I´ve been watching your lessons and they are very very usefull as tips to keep in mind regularly and the most important is I can understand the listening as you speek very clearly!!! So so gratefull to you !!!

      Wednesday, November 27th 2013

Thanks,

Thursday, March 10th 2011

thanks mam.

Thursday, March 10th 2011

I dont know how i thank u for ur help
could do me a favour i wanna know whats difference between two words in meaning “like”and “such”i know the right structure grammer for them as u know”like”comes b4 noun or pronoun and “such” comes noun or adj+noun. also i know whats difference between “as & like”and “so & such”as u know but i wanna u give tips or if u can do lesson between “such and like” excatly even though i know “like” use for similer and “such” for emphsise but im still confused about them in meaning.
i hope u get my idea and help asap
thanks for everything in indeed
best regards,
basem aqlan

Thursday, March 10th 2011

    Thanks for the suggestion, and thanks for watching, Basem.

    My best wishes to you.

    Friday, March 11th 2011

It´s really useful thanks so much for this video lessons !!

regards

Thursday, March 10th 2011

oh!great,i don’t know it.it’s fun to more know.thank u very much.i hope to see more video as it.

Thursday, March 10th 2011

Dear Rebecca thanks for your classes are very good.
Can you help me, please?
Sometimes I have a lot of confussion when I need to use, to say, to talk, to speak.
I’ll be waiting for your news.

Thaks

Ximena
xime1 [ a t ] adsl [ d o t ] tie [ d o t ] cl

Thursday, March 10th 2011

Thanks teachers for all your effort.

Thursday, March 10th 2011

Thank you very much, ‘All of the time’

Friday, March 11th 2011

shouldn’t the correct title mean “confusing words” rather than “confused words”? Words cannot be confused, but they can cause confusion.
–Global English Exchange

Friday, March 11th 2011

    I think we are both right, in different ways. We mean, “commonly confused words”.

    Thanks for your comments and all the best to you.

    Monday, May 23rd 2011

thanks so much rebecca now I knew very well the different between the two words .GOD bless you just keep up.

Friday, March 11th 2011

it was interesting .. thanks teacher

Friday, March 11th 2011

    I was Interested

    Tuesday, June 28th 2016

      No sorry I beg you pardon because I was wrong not you sorry

      Tuesday, June 28th 2016

thank you REBBECA
sometimes, I wish I could visit CANADA sometime…..

Friday, March 11th 2011

    Cute! Hope you can, Raheem! My best wishes to you.

    Friday, March 11th 2011

    i like your example.

    Wednesday, March 16th 2011

I have a question Teacher.

I knew that I am confused because something is confusing.

Is the title of the video correct? confused words or confusing words???

thank you very much!

Friday, March 11th 2011

Wonderful lesson Rebecca. Looking forward for next lesson… Is there any possibility to listen these lessons on Blackberry phone??

Friday, March 11th 2011

I am sorry for posting here this message, but I have some problems with my account, and I can’t find any other way to complain.
All my messages which I’ve posted here as a registered user are staying unposted several days with a notice that “Your comment is waiting to be approved by engVid.”
What should I do? Thank you.

Saturday, March 12th 2011

    Hi! Comments automatically go into moderation and I have to approve them by hand first — which is why your comments don’t show up right away. I’ll try to mod comments more frequently!

    Saturday, March 12th 2011

Beautifully done, Rebecca. You are my favorite ENGvid teacher. You never use COARSE language to convey your ideas. Millions of thanks for your lessons.I love the way you TEACH. Best from Venezuela

Saturday, March 12th 2011

Thank you Rebecca,your lessons are really helpfull because I can easily to remember what you have said. I hardly to remember what my teacher said in the class,I never had native teacher before,so you are really help me.once more,thank you.

Sunday, March 13th 2011

thanks

Monday, March 14th 2011

Hell dear Rebecca,
I am study IT-Computers level 2 at Isle of wight college, but sometime I find it difficult between English idioms and phrases to describe.
Can you help me between them english idioms & phrases?
I will very appreciate about that
Best wishes Shafiq

Monday, March 14th 2011

I’m very very sorry about the first word hello I hope you get it.
We all make mistake
thank you

Monday, March 14th 2011

    No problem, Shafiq. That’s called a “typo”, meaning a typing mistake.

    We do have several video lessons on our site that explain idioms. Please go to our home page and have a look.

    My best to you.

    Monday, May 23rd 2011

Dear Rebecca madam
your voice very clearly, veru usefull lesson

Monday, March 14th 2011

thanks to you and all your stop members…

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

I love your lessons to let me know.

Thank you so much, my English teacher.

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

madam Rebecca im algerian english student.i really like listning to u , your lessons are very useful and you are very clear when expain

Wednesday, March 16th 2011

Thank you Rebecca.
It is very useful lesson.

Thursday, March 17th 2011

hi my lovely and sweet teacher i am still confused

Thursday, March 17th 2011

thank you very much rebecca, your presentation is very nice

Thursday, March 17th 2011

thanks rebecca you are a very good teacher

Thursday, March 17th 2011

hi. thank you for this lesson.i am English teacher too, and i always watch your videos.

Saturday, March 19th 2011

thank you Rebecca for what you offered to us about learning english .would you mind I get your email please to ask you in sometime about english please.and you will find me good friend I promise you that.and thank you

Saturday, March 19th 2011

your explicatoin is well

Monday, March 21st 2011

Oh Teacher
I’ve just known that.
I haven’t known that they have different meaning before.

And u make me know clearly.
Thank you

Monday, March 21st 2011

thank so much rebecca.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011

Rebeca , good morning . I am here , to suggest a new lesson . Why don’t you create many sentences to be completed with for or to .
E.g: I do it for you / I will send the e-mail to you and so on. Do you remember that lesson you did about the use of do and make ? After watching your lesson , I really understood , that’s why I suggest this one above , because I have caught myself in trouble in how to use these two words to and for , but if you do one lesson about it , I am sure that I and anyone else will not have problem with this anymore .
Please sleep on it .
All the best to you .

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011

    Thanks, Ricardo, for the suggestion. I will try my best to put together a lesson on that. You are right that many students confuse these two little prepositions.

    My best wishes to you, Ricardo.

    Monday, May 23rd 2011

Hi Rebeca, Thanks a lot. I have had very good understand about the deference between sometime and sometimes.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011

Dear Rebecca! I use to use those words from your lesson intuitively. And now I know the exact rules for using them. Thank you so much for helping to improve my English! Best regards.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011

thank u sooooooooo much teacher . may God protect u :)

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011

Thank you Rebecca. very helpful lesson.It has cleared the confusion we got in using these two words (sometime and sometimes).
Have a nice time.

Friday, March 25th 2011

clear explanation! Thank you.

Monday, March 28th 2011

This website is great ! Thank you very much

Thursday, March 31st 2011

thank for lesson ! I think I may learn to listen diffence two words “sometime(s) and sometime :)

Thursday, March 31st 2011

thanks for all lessons! I am now joint to this cours.
I wold lick to start the lessons but I cant find all the lessons by number I mens (from A to Z) so I request you cindly that advise me how I shold larn esly.
Regords.

Wednesday, April 6th 2011

Hello! why i couldn’t wacth your video.I log in already but it’s not playing.

Saturday, April 9th 2011

    Hi! You shouldn’t have to be logged in to watch the video. Are you able to watch other YouTube videos, or is it just this one that won’t play?

    Saturday, April 9th 2011

I did great with the test, thank you ..

Monday, April 11th 2011

thanks allot

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Thanks Teacher Rebecca! :)

Saturday, April 16th 2011

Thanks. To God be the Glory.

Monday, April 18th 2011

tnx teacher rebecca for teaching us. when i was 9 years old, i thought that sometime and sometimes are the same, but i was wrong when i ask my teacher, but,she didn’t tell me the meaning of sometime and sometimes, this short video is a big help for me. thanks a lot teacher rebecca.god bless you…=D

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

thank you so much

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

Hi Rebecca! Can I say MAYBE when it’s uncertainty?

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

    Yes, certainly.

    You can use the word “maybe” by itself.
    For example,

    A: Are you going to the party?
    B: Maybe.

    Otherwise, in a sentence you need to use “may” or “might”.

    I may go to the party.
    I might go to the party.

    All the best, Eliete.

    Monday, May 23rd 2011

Dear Mam Rebbeca,
A couple of days ago, I visited this website and found it very useful to improve my English proficiency. It has helped me a lot in the preparation for IELTS. There were many confusions in my mind regarding many words which have been removed now after watching these videos. Could you please deliver some lectures on how to grasp the reading and comprehension skills by giving some sample passages.
I feel some difficulty in the reading module. Sometimes very long passages make me confused and I become unable to answer the question associated with the passages. Kindly lend me hand in this regard.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Sania

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

    You can find specific help regarding the IELTS exam on one of our other websites, goodluckielts.com.

    I wish you all the best with your exam. Be careful to study how to answer each of the reading comprehension questions as they can be pretty tricky. There are many exam preparation textbooks which can help you as well.

    Best of luck!

    All

    Monday, May 23rd 2011

sorry but i dont get it. . my score is 1 over 6 to bad. . . :(

Thursday, May 5th 2011

    I am sorry you had difficulty with that. Please watch the video again a few times or else try to read about these two words from a good grammar book. Whenever we have difficulty, we should keep on until we find an explanation that gets through to us and helps us to understand. You can do it, Mary.

    Monday, May 23rd 2011

Hi rebecca
this is Rahmet Hunzai ffrom heaven on the earth Huza valley Pakistan.Sometimes i will meet u. is this a correct sentence?

Saturday, May 7th 2011

    I will meet you sometime.

    This is when you think you will meet but you don’t know when.

    I meet you sometimes.

    This is talking about the fact that you meet someone quite regularly.

    Hope this helps. All the best to you.

    Monday, May 23rd 2011

thank you because i understood now the meaning of these….:)

Sunday, May 8th 2011

thank u a lot

Friday, May 13th 2011

Thanks again. Hope to see more lessons with you.
You are great.

Monday, May 16th 2011

    By the way, I have a question : How can I see if there is a reply on my comments or an answer ? Can I have a button for my comments and your answers ? Thank a lots. See you, Cata!

    Monday, May 16th 2011

      Thanks for your comments and suggestions, Cata. Always appreciated.
      Best wishes to you.

      Monday, May 23rd 2011

wow! i got 100 6/6, thank you for the wonderful lessons, you’re such a big help to us who needs help on how to improved thier english. i have a question. how to pronouns often? is it often or offen? i’m little bit confused. but i usually use offen.

Saturday, May 21st 2011

    Thanks for your feedback. The American way is to pronounce that word like “offen”, but people do use the other pronunciation, “often”, as well.

    I always use the first pronunciation of the word.

    My best wishes to you.

    Monday, May 23rd 2011

Thanks to all for your feedback. We really appreciate hearing from you. My best wishes to all of you.

Monday, May 23rd 2011

    Dear Rebecca,
    What did u mean pls : “I pick up dinner…” ??!!

    Did u mean take o buy o sth else?
    Tx in advance! :)

    Wednesday, September 25th 2013

a little bit confuce

Saturday, May 28th 2011

you such great teaching thanks>

Friday, June 3rd 2011

Thanks. I wanna visit you somtime… I like this lesson. Have a nice day Rebecca ^^

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

Thank you Rebecca. It’s a great video. Keep going. We need more of these.

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

I just know to use these words. This lesson’s very clear for me.Make more good lessons like this. I’ll watch.

Wednesday, June 15th 2011

Thank you

Thursday, June 16th 2011

Thank you soooo much..:)

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

wow i’m very happy with your usefull lessons, i will share all of them in facebook.

Friday, June 24th 2011

Hi Rebecca, thanks for this class. There is a ruge difference between this words. I’ve been studing english for three years and I stiil hadn’t seen it before.

Thansks for sharing.

Sunday, June 26th 2011

Thank you for this class it’s useful.

Tuesday, July 5th 2011

Hi Rebecca. Thank you for your lessons. I like to learn English with you because you always explain very clear.

Saturday, July 9th 2011

Thank you so much. teacher

Saturday, July 23rd 2011

thank you so much, this really helps me! :D

Monday, August 22nd 2011

Hey want to ask something about the pronounciatiopn OF WORD comment,IS IT PRONOUNCE AS cumment ,OR CO-MMENT,HERE MANY PEOPLE SAY cO-MENTT,BUt i usually prefer to PRONOUNCE AS CUM-MENT,which word is more preferabale dear,plz help me

Friday, September 2nd 2011

UR LESSONS ARE SO GOOOD,hey dear,is this is right to sAY that SOMETIMES IN LIFE WE FEEL SO BLUE!

Friday, September 2nd 2011

Hi Rebeca,

Thank you so much for the video that tell the difference between Sometimes and Sometime, it was very very easy to understand.

Thank you god bless you.

Amadeu Alexandre
Angola

Friday, September 2nd 2011

hi Rebeca,you’reraelly great.thank you so much.

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

Awesome

Thursday, October 6th 2011

thank you rabica for all the useful lessons you provide us. my question is
can i put sometime in the end of the sentence…e.g I wish to visit Italy for tourism in the future sometime.
is this right?

Monday, October 24th 2011

Amazing , thank you

Thursday, November 3rd 2011

Thanks for the lesson, Rebecca!

Could you please teach us how to divide words into syllables? I know it has to do with the pronunciation, which makes it very difficult, but with practice I’m sure I can learn it. After all that’s how I learned how to pronounce the ED ending of the regular verbs. Pratice! Now I can almost do it without thinking about the rule.

Saturday, November 12th 2011

please help me I have very bad english. what should I do for it?

Monday, November 14th 2011

Rebecca you are great teacher..thanks for all your videos.

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

Hi,un4tunately i cant catch the videos ever n never bcoz some internet problems in the country,,is it possible 2 u 2 explain 2 me d difference between sometime n sometimes plz?!!
I checked d coments but i couldent catch.
Goodluck with ur job.

Thursday, December 1st 2011

    Yippee…
    I have it ! :)

    Wednesday, September 25th 2013

thanks a lot.. it is good to learn.. its easy and very useful. all lessons are really woth going through and worth learning.. thanks a lot

Thursday, December 1st 2011

thanks for your lessons,Best whishes

Wednesday, December 21st 2011

Thanks, Rebecca I really appreciate your cordiality, i tried 3 times to get 100% score on this quiz, but it seems my comprehension is decreasing, i don’t know what to do.

Tuesday, December 27th 2011

Hi Rebeca tanks for teaching to every body whose would like to improve English interests .

Wednesday, December 28th 2011

Dear Engvid!Could you help me, i have some problems with QUIZ, i choose it and push to the next button, so there is no reaction. Pls, tell me how I can participate in tests. Thank you in advance

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

Hi Rebecca, how are you?
I found it that your teaching is a kinda of helpful.

Sunday, February 12th 2012

Dear & sincere Rebecca, I got 5 wow.u are good sure u know that but 4me u the best i watched 2 videos & i got 6 in go lesson & in here i got 5 really u R amazing. thanks my dear 34ever teacher
Manar Mousa
Egypt

Thursday, March 1st 2012

Thanks a lot ms. Rebecca and to all engvid instructors for sharing your kowledge with us. God Bless you more!

Thursday, March 1st 2012

as i said , this movie was really interesting to me and helpful , i am doing my TOEFL after two days , i wish i would have a nice secure ,
Thank You

Friday, March 2nd 2012

what an awesome lesson,please subscribe more like this thank you very much))))))))))))))))

Thursday, March 15th 2012

Thanks so much Rebecca….I am quite clear with these words now…

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

sometimes, we can see little meaning differences, although these little difference are so important, in the context…

Thursday, March 29th 2012

dearest t.rebecca,
this lesson is very useful.

thank you very much.

Monday, June 25th 2012

Thanks

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Dear Rebecca
The lesson is great for me. this is the way to speak,to write English.
Thank you very much.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Thank you so much ! This Was very helpful.

Sunday, September 9th 2012

See you sometime-Rebecca.I got 6 correct out of 6.I think it gets better.Yours lessons are as good as usually.Thanks for effort again. God bless you.

Saturday, October 6th 2012

great,,,,,,,,,, thanks for everything

Friday, October 12th 2012

The computer age makes the World is as a smoll village.Thanks for the new era and makes the stability reaches all over t he world. Thank s a lot teacher Rabecca for your teaching.

Friday, November 30th 2012

Thank U I really like your teaching because you speak clearly and you r a quiet person so i can understand what going on ^_^
I got 6 correct out of 6 looooool but i want to ask you how to use “sometime” at unknown place ??

Friday, January 4th 2013

now i understand the difference of this 2. thanks very much to you and engvid.com. So far this site is the best one for me to improve my english. I’ll keep watching another lessons. thank you so much

Saturday, January 12th 2013

hi Rebecca it is very useful me but i have a doubt sometime is adverb

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

hi rebecca could you make a video about how pronounce the words ending in ing.

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Thank you so much.

Friday, February 1st 2013

Good morning Mrs. Rebecca,
May you explain me the reason I understand very well your lessons, but not others teachers? I am italian.
thanks for your videos.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Very helpful lesson.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Thank you so much……………

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013

thanks Rebeca, it was an excellent explanation and very concise

Monday, April 22nd 2013

thanks Rebeca

Tuesday, April 30th 2013

Thank you.

Thursday, May 30th 2013

Thank you Rebecca you teach very will

Friday, July 5th 2013

Thank you Rebecca you teach very well

Friday, July 5th 2013

Hi there! Rebecca i had my first 100% correct answers!!Thank you!! Talks so pure!!

Saturday, July 13th 2013

Thanks Rebecca!

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

Thanks!!!

Sunday, September 8th 2013

thanks Rebecca for lesson…

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Thanks for your lessons,quiz and all the best to you

Sunday, December 8th 2013

How simple and clear explanation!
Great!

Sunday, January 5th 2014

oops but i get it now and see you sometime

Monday, January 6th 2014

Hello Rebecca! Although this is an old video of yours, I’d like to thank you hugely….. I’ve been teaching basic english for a couple of weeks and to be honest, I’ve never heard about the difference between those 2 words which are VERY similar in pronunciation BUT the meaning proved to be quite different. Be sure I will learn a lot from you since I watch your variety of videos every single day…. Regards from Bolivia!

Monday, January 6th 2014

wow very useful lesson for me.
i like it.
Thank you,Rebecca. ^”^

Friday, January 10th 2014

when I’m speaking in English sometimes I made mistakes.Sometime I didn’t do this mistakes again.

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thank you Rebecca.

Friday, August 8th 2014

Hi, Rebecca. I believe that you are the best English teacher in the universe! Your pronunciation is very clear. I can understand almost everything you say (98%). And your method of teaching the completely сlassical: both your speech and your deportment are very suitable. You definitely have the gift of teaching. I have benefited greatly from your lessons. Thank you extraordinarily! I want to ask: is it correct to write “I wonder what would have happened if he and i had got married”, as it is writen in 4th question of the lesson? I think the pronoun “i” has to be written in capital “I” every time, has not it?

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Thank you Rebecca.

Wednesday, February 25th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Learn English is sometimes difficult. With you this is easier.
Best regards.

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

hello dear. REBECCA i new here i started today morning i saw your your class and i,m so impressed i hope to learn more and more day by day with your english class. i let you know that i,m from dominican republic. thaks rebecca

Friday, June 5th 2015

I understand the difference now thanks Rebecca

Friday, July 24th 2015

thank you thank you thank you

Thursday, September 17th 2015

i really thought so that my answer in number 1 was incorrect, too late to correct it as i’ve already press the button for the next question. :-)

Wednesday, November 11th 2015

I’m so stuck to grammar rules that I would say:
” I sometimes have cereals for breakfast”.
as I have been taught that the adverbs of frequency should always be placed between the
pronoun and the verb, being the only exception
the verb Be: Paul is sometimes late.”

So, this way of speaking is not natural, is it?

If possible, Rebecca, could you comment on this

way of speaking? Does it sound snobish?

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

wow…I did it…

Friday, November 25th 2016
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