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EN[ˈɒfn̩] [ˈɒftən] [ɔːfən] [ˈɔfn̩] [ˈɔftən] [ˈɑfn̩] [ˈɑftən] [-ɒfən]
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    Definition of often in English Dictionary

  • AdverbCOMmore oftenCOMoftenerSUPmost oftenSUPoftenest
    1. Frequently, many times.
      1. According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.
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    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • The speaker misstated the year of his grandfather's birth by a hundred years, it was an honest mistake, how often does one speak of the 1800s?
      • He knows the software like the back of his hand, and can often solve problems over the phone, without looking.
      • Angus was born with symbrachydactyly , a condition believed to be caused when blood flow is limited to the hand in the womb, restricting its development and often causing short, malformed fingers.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Often used with the studio is the egg-crate, which minimizes side spill and does make the beam a bit more controllable.
      • Often found in the phrase You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • At higher altitudes you need to breathe your horse more often.
      • Her mother laid it on thick, telling her to call home more often.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Time adverbs
        • Frequency adverbs
    Related Links:
    1. en oftentimes
    2. en oftener
    3. en oftenly
    4. en oftenest
    5. en oftensith
    Source: Wiktionary
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    Meaning of often for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "often" is an adverb, more specifically, a time adverb.
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