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How often? How many times?
1) HOW OFTEN ... ? = an adverb of frequency. It's used to ask question about the frequency of an event.
- How often do you go to the cinema?
- I don't know how often he should read a book.
* The answers to this question are very often following the same expressions:
- every + noun: minute/ day/ week/ month/ year/ decade/ century...
- every other day/ every other weekend = every two days/ every three weekends => every five years...
- once a day ( = X 1 ; notice the indefinite article)
Twice a week.(X 2); then, the frequency is expressed in a ‘regular way' = three times a month/ four times a term/ six times a year....
- always/ (very) often/ sometimes/ occasionally/ seldom/ usually/ hardly ever/rarely .)/ never.
2) HOW MANY TIMES ...? Most often a numeral adjective is found in the answer. The use of all the auxiliaries is possible with this expression.
- How many times have you seen your favourite film? 5 times.
- Tell me how many times you want me to take her to school. 4 times would enable me to rest a little.
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