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Hi all

Does 'more than often' mean the same thing as 'more often than not'? The dictionaries I checked with don't have entries for 'more than often' so I am guessing that this is not used as often as 'more often than not'.

Thank you

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"More often than not" means more than 50% of the time. "It is raining in Seattle more often than not" means that I should take an umbrella, raincoat, and other rain gear if I go to Seattle, because more than half of the time it could be raining.
"More than often" means more than what would be expected if one only said "often". I do not use this expression very much, since it is so vague.
I see. Thanks for replying, AlpheccaStars.

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'more than often' isn't a standard phrase. I think a lot of people would have to pause to work out what you meant if you were to use it.
'more than often' isn't a standard phrase. I think a lot of people would have to pause to work out what you meant if you were to use it.
'more than often' isn't a standard phrase. I think a lot of people would have to pause to work out what you meant if you were to use it.
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Thanks for your reply, Nona. I would refrain from using it.

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