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