many times; at short intervals; frequently
in many instances
"we often met over a cup of coffee"
"I don't drink much"
"I don't travel much"
Oftenest..he wished he were a vigorous young man of genius.
出自： H. James
I am often assumed to be Welsh.
出自： Day Lewis
Through this voyage I had been..changing the sails more often.
出自： F. Chichester
Francis..often either lay down or took a short walk.
出自： E. Bowen
I heard about it often enough.
出自： E. Figes
误 I often made spelling mistakes in English class yesterday.
正 I made spelling mistakes in English class several times yesterday.
误 He travels often abroad for business.
正 He often travels abroad for business.
误 How long do you write to your parents?
正 How often do you write to your parents?
析 how long指“行为持续的时间”,而how often则表示“多久发生一次”,即某种行为发生的频率。