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    When to use "More often than not"

    Hi,

    I heard a term "More often than not" in a book. I would like to know more words and terms like "often, frequently, time and again" and how and when to use these terms. Please help me to know these types of terms if it is available in "Using English" website.

    Thanks for your help. But it is quite urgent.

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    Re: When to use "More often than not"

    Every once in a while we get a question like this, not that often, but now and then. An online dictionary/thesaurus would help.

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    Re: When to use "More often than not"

    Thanks BobK for replying.

    But I have a suggestion or help. By your reply, I came to know that many people (like me) are finding it difficult to know certain terms like "Often" or "More often than not". It would be of great help if you post it the abovesaid terms in the main page of this "UsingEnglish" website with some examples.

    Thanks.

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    Re: When to use "More often than not"

    I understood your request. I suggested (because looking things up is good for you) that you use a thesaurus. At the same time - as you'll see if you read my post more carefully - I added two expressions to your list:

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Every once in a while we get a question like this, not that often, but now and then...
    My post wasn't a reflection on something missing from this site. It was a joke.

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    #5

    Re: When to use "More often than not"

    To me, "more often than not" means "usually."

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    Re: When to use "More often than not"

    Yup. Didn't say it didn't.

    b

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