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oftenadverb

 us     /ˈɔ·fən, ˈɔf·tən/  /ˈɑf·ən, ˈɑf·tən/
a lot or many ​times; ​frequently: She was often late for ​class. I don’t ​see my ​parents as often as I’d like to.
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oftenadverb

uk   /ˈɒf.ən/ /ˈɒf.tən/  us   /ˈɑːf.ən/  /ˈɑːf.tən/
A1 many ​times: I often ​see him in the ​garden. How often do you ​washyourhair? I don't often ​drinkbeer. It's not often that you ​meet someone who you're ​instantlyattracted to. I don't ​see my ​parents as often as I'd like to. Christmas is often ​mild in this ​country.
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