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    go to the concert or go to concerts?

    "I often went to the concert when I was of your age. "
    I think this is a correct sentence.
    How about this?
    "I often went to concerts when I was of your age. "
    or "I often went to the concerts when I was of your age. "

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    Re: go to the concert or go to concerts?

    Welcome, Satoshi.

    [1]I often went to the concert when I was of your age. <ungrammatical>

    "often" is a frequency adverb. 'Frequency' means that something happens, happened, or will happen more than once, so use plural "concerts", meaning, I went to concerts more than once, like this,

    [2] I often went to concerts when I was of your age. <grammatical>

    "the" tells the reader/listener that the noun it modifies is specific, so if you are going to use "the", then make sure you specify the noun you're using, as in [4]:

    [3]I often went to the concerts when I was of your age. <ungrammatical>
    [4]I often went to the concerts in Osaka when I was your age. <grammatical

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