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Frequency adverbPlay
Use 'oftentimes' to describe actions that repeat at frequent intervals, but without specific regularity. SlideShe oftentimes checks her phone for messages.
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Modern usagePlay
'Oftentimes' is more common in contemporary speech and writing, and less formal than 'often'. SlideOftentimes, teens prefer texting to calling.
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Emphasizing repetitionPlay
Use 'oftentimes' to emphasize the repeated nature of an event, making it stand out more than 'often'. SlideOftentimes, people say 'sorry' without meaning it.