Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    ph2004 is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Danish
      • Home Country:
      • Denmark
      • Current Location:
      • Denmark
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    281
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default ill often/often ill ? 3 times a/per year ?

    What is correct : "Are you ill often ?" or "Are you often ill ?"

    And is it "3 times a year" or "3 times per year" ?

  2. #2
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is online now Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,128
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: ill often/often ill ? 3 times a/per year ?

    The word "often" can go in either location.

    If you use the word "per" it sounds more schedule. It wouldn't work with illness, which is unscheduled.

    The magazine is published six times per year is the same as six times a year, however. The meaning is the same.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

Similar Threads

  1. Three times a/per week ?
    By ph2004 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 16-Jan-2010, 07:29
  2. year on year
    By Daruma in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-Sep-2009, 09:38
  3. [Grammar] 3 times bigger than=3 times as big as or 4 times as big as
    By Matthewxua in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19-Sep-2008, 09:38
  4. 3 times per year
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-May-2008, 16:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •