1 on many occasions, or in many situations
Often, students with family problems have difficulties at school.
Boredom often leads to poor behaviour.
The home is often the most likely place to have an accident.
fairly/quite often: I’ve found that it’s quite often impossible to park in town.
very often: Very often it turns out that the student hasn’t understood the question.
often enough (=on enough occasions to achieve a particular result): I’ve already told you not to argue often enough.
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