What part of speech does the word "often" belong in?

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  • 9 months ago

    "Often" is an adverb, as Lili said. However, adverbs of frequency should appear before the main verb, after the first auxiliary.

    Mary often reads books.

    Mary has often been late to class.

    I have to point out that many words can function as different parts of speech, depending on the sentence.

    This is a BOOK. (noun)

    He gave a BOOK report (adjective)

    She BOOKED some plane tickets (verb)

    • Lili
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      The placement of "often" is not graven in stone and never has been. English is, fortunately, a quite flexible language in terms of sentence structure, which is one of the reasons it is so expressive.

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    "Often" is an adverb. It modifies verbs.

    Mary read books often.

    In the above sentence, "often" modifies the verb "read".

    To be grammatically correct, your question should have read, "What part of speech does "often" represent"? Your syntax is awkward.

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