While searching online for the difference between "sometime" and "some time", I stumbled upon this page. At the middle of the page you can see these two sentences that demonstrate the difference:
I'll visit London again sometime. Sometimes I let some time pass before returning.
These seemingly simple sentences strike me as magical because I can simply recite them like a spell whenever I have problems choosing between using "sometime" and "some time" in my writing.
So, my question is, can anyone help to provide similar "magical" sentences that show the differences among the following similar-looking words:
- maybe vs may be
- anymore vs any more
- anyway vs any way
- anyone vs any one
- altogether vs all together
- enquire vs inquire
- complimentary vs complementary
- defence vs defense
- assure vs ensure
Please add any additional word pairs together with their examples.
- I'm not looking for definitions of the words. I'm looking for usage examples that succinctly show how the words are used in context, something akin to mnemonics.
- I don't mind if this question is made CW.