The use of "Often"
Here is a question regarding the use of "often" and the "subjunctive" in English. What is the correct way to say the following in English?:
- I hope the website will be updated often (my friend's option) Correct!!
I hope the web is oftenly updated
(my 2nd choice Sorry...incorrect
I hope the web to be oftenly updated Also incorrect
The problem arises
, from my point of view, when Spanish people try to express the
subjunctive in English
I'd also like to congratulate you on
. I think it is really good! I hope
all of us contribute to keep it updated. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
First of all, you are welcome!
I am so glad that you like the website and that it is helping you. (It is going to help you more in the future...AUDIO IS COMING!!!)
From your question I have to tell you that your friend is correct. We can not say oftenly
because "often" is already a frequency adverb (used for habitual behaviour...).
You could say that you hope the website is updated frequently (or frequently updated)
. Frequetly yes...oftenly...no because it doesn't exist.
Thanks for the great question. Also I corrected your use of "wish"...I believe you meant to say "hope". Visit this article for a clear explination on the differences between "hope" "wait" and "expect".
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