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    #1

    every now and then

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    .. so in academies of the male and female sex it occurs every now and then that the pupil is fully worthy of the praises bestowed by the disinterested instructor.

    every now and then = occasionally, from time to time; also, periodically

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: every now and then

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    .. so in academies of the male and female sex it occurs every now and then that the pupil is fully worthy of the praises bestowed by the disinterested instructor.

    every now and then = occasionally, from time to time; also, periodically

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    #3

    Re: every now and then

    infrequently, not often

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