English Spelling and Pronunciation

What is the proper pronunciation of the word often Is the t silent or is it both ways?

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2014-06-27 18:34:10

Many sources believe that pronouncing the T (off-ten) is an

overcorrection (or an affectation), and that the correct

pronunciation is with a silent T to rhyme with "soften."

Both pronunciations are considered acceptable. In the US,

however, the silent T pronunciation (of-fen) is preferred by a

majority of English speakers.


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