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I have a bet going with my 7 year old....

Posted by on Dec. 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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Question: How do you pronounce the word "OFTEN"?

Options:

Silent "T" - "OFF en"

Pronounced "T" - "OFF ten"


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Question for EVERYONE!!!! I have a bet going with my 7 year old and I would love some opinions. How do YOU pronounce the word "OFTEN"? Is it a silent "T" or not? Come on everyone, I have a foot massage riding on the correct (or most popular) answer.


EDIT: By popular vote, I was right and will be getting my foot massage tomorrow after work. Thank you ladies for your help!!
by on Dec. 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM
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RitaTequila531
by on Dec. 12, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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(Off··tin)
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jaytee
by Jen on Dec. 12, 2013 at 2:39 PM

No silent "t"

_Meg_
by Member on Dec. 12, 2013 at 2:46 PM

I pronounce it "Off-en" (silent T), which is apparently the correct grammatical way to pronounce the word. *shrug* 

soymujer
by Mikki on Dec. 12, 2013 at 2:47 PM

I pronounce the t in it.

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lenashark
by Bronze Member on Dec. 12, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Off-ten

StephanieSH
by on Dec. 12, 2013 at 3:02 PM
The "t" isn't traditionally pronounced just like we don't pronounce it in "listen" and other words like that. To be fair, tradition has apparently gone back and forth.
MaineMammax2
by Member on Dec. 12, 2013 at 3:03 PM

silent t almost always on rare occassion I do pronounce the t.

megs2boys
by on Dec. 12, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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I said off-ten, but i really dont think in general conversation i pronounce the T! Hahaha! A little of both i guess. If im saying "its not that often that get to go out" I pronounce the T. But if im saying "it depends on hoe often you want to go" I pronounce it offen....weird!

SahmTam
by Tammy on Dec. 12, 2013 at 4:26 PM

 I don't pronounce the "T".

snowangel1979
by Bronze Member on Dec. 12, 2013 at 4:27 PM
Off-ten
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