Tuesday, March 4, 2014

sometimes not always: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Tuesday, March 4, 2014

sometimes not always
Expressions like “not always,” “don’t always,” and “aren’t always” overlap in meaning with “sometimes,” but don’t belong in the same phrase with this word—they’re redundant.
“Sometimes I don’t always feel like jogging” doesn’t make any sense. Say either “sometimes I don’t feel like jogging” or “I don’t always feel like jogging.”

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