Sometime or Some Time?

Usually you will write this as one word: Our uncle will arrive sometime next month.

You want two words when “some” is used as an adjective in place of “a short time,” “a long time,” or “an indefinite time.”

When you need two words, you will usually want a preposition before them: Charlie has not visited us for some time.

Also, when you use two words, you can replace “some time” with a substitute expression:  “Some time ago” can be replaced with “a short time ago” or “a long time ago.”  You can’t do that with “sometime.”

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