She doesn't <sometimes> watch it - she <always> watches it.

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Fredziu

Senior Member
Polish
Hello everyone,

I know that the adverb 'sometimes' usually comes before 'don't / doesn't' if we want to use it in the middle of a sentence, but what about this situation?

Someone says: She sometimes watches the news. Then someone else wants to put it right and says: She doesn't sometimes watch it - she always watches it. The stress is put on the underlined words.

Does it sound fine if I use sometimes in this place, or does it have to come at the end so that this meaning is conveyed?

She doesn't watch it sometimes - she always watches it.
 
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    This one is better, maybe, as it places emphasis on the word you are contesting:

    She doesn't watch it sometimes - she always watches it.


    The other one could be used, but I think it sounds less natural.

    Edit: On second thoughts, I don't see a lot of difference, and the stress given by the tone of voice is probably more important. If this is to be written, I think the version above is better.
     
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