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Need some help - Adele someone like you


Need some help - Adele someone like you
Please, I am teaching English for a student that is a singer... She is the little star of Jaru, a small city in Rondônia in the middle of Amazon. We have a problem to solve and I remembered that eslprintables" teachers are always ready to help. As we listen to Adele singing someone like you, we couldnīt listen the word SOMETIMES but we listen to some time....without S. Doing some research I came up to :

The adverb sometime (one word) means "at an indefinite or unstated time in the future." The phrase some time (two words) means "a period of time." The adverb sometimes (one word) means "occasionally, now and then."

Many of the lyrics on internet, brings Sometimes but as I said before we couldnīt listen to the S. Could you help me?

Just in case: If you want to listen her this is the link:

10 Jul 2012      


The lyrics goes like this:
"sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead.."
and this means what it means, talking about the present.
If it were Sometime, then you would have to say it lasted and it hurt...in "sometime" in the past.

10 Jul 2012     

United States

The short answer is that singers frequently don īt pronounce things very clearly, leading to the whole concept of mondegreens.

10 Jul 2012     


The lyrics are here:

10 Jul 2012