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often meaning

EN[ˈɒfn̩]
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  • 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
      • Strategies and policies help managers plan by guiding operating decisions and often premaking them.
      • His experiences debating made him a more articulate communicator, not least because the topics were often controversial.
      • Men often work in unison to accomplish political or religious reforms. This is coöperative effort of one kind.
    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
      • Her mother laid it on thick, telling her to call home more often.
      • At higher altitudes you need to breathe your horse more often.

Meaning of often for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "often" is an adverb, more specifically, a time adverb.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Time adverbs
        • Frequency adverbs
    Difficultness: Level 1
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