Often and oftenly?

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First of all i would like to understand the difference b/w often and oftenly.

Check these sentences.

I go to school often. or I go to school oftenly.

I oftenly go to school. or I often go to school.

I go oftenly to school. or I go often to school.
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Say or write:
I go to school often.
Or:
I often go to school.

There is no such word as oftenly. Don't use it. Emotion: smile

CJ
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Oftenly is not a verb...therefore, there are no differences.
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HamzaFirst of all i would like to understand the difference b/w often and oftenly.

Check these sentences.

I go to school often. or I go to school oftenly.

I oftenly go to school. or I often go to school.

I go oftenly to school. or I go often to school.

I often go to school.

Where did you find 'oftenly'? In which dictionary?
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Anonymous:
And how do you say and spell: you're oftenly quiet? What is the word I should use, I forgot.
Hi,

You're often oftenly quiet.

Clive
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Anonymous:
i think you meant to say "you're awfully quiet"
Anonymous:
It is such a precise thing, communicating a helpful-yet-stern tone through a message board. Your post does that, and marks an incursion of decency into the online discourse.

Please forgive my ***-level starry-eyed admiration of this example.
Anonymous:
Anonymous who asked this question, I would be sincerely interested in hearing your response to the other "Anonymous" who suggested that you might have been thinking more phonetically of the "peri-homonymous" "awfully quiet".

Different speaking habits and social circles are fascinatingly rich with this type of overheard and admired turn of phrase that gets simply misunderstood. The instinct of this type of malapropism is truly exciting for a word nerd, because the person who tries to appropriate a turn of phrase from spoken language is a person who is interested in speaking powerfully, and precisely.
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