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    How often has he been to the seaside?

    How often has he been to the seaside?

    I wonder if 'How often' means 'How many times' in the sentence above.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by diamondcutter; 02-Jun-2015 at 10:02. Reason: Deleted the question mark after 'above.

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    Re: How often has he been to the seaside?

    Yes, it does.

    (Delete the question mark after 'above'. It should be a full stop.)
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Jun-2015 at 11:20.

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    Re: How often has he been to the seaside?

    I find it a little ambiguous. The answer to "How often ...?" could be something like "Once a week". If we don't know when the first time was, it's impossible to work out how many times it's happened.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How often has he been to the seaside?

    I associate 'how often' with the frequency of something happening.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How often has he been to the seaside?

    I agree with Rover's interpretation, although it is, as ems says, a little ambiguous. If we are asking about frequency, I would expect "How often does he go...?"

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