What does this usage of 'more often' imply?

When we read an article on the internet saying that some Event X takes place more often than you think. What is in the mind of the author who writes this article? Does the usage of more often  implies that  

1.)the author thinks that readers of his article already think that the event takes place at a lower frequency level  


 2.)the author thinks that his audience might think that event never takes place , 


3.) both scenarios 1and 2 are possible? Similarily, can anyone tell what exactly the usage of more common and more often implies in day to day English conversations?

1 Answer

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    In conversation the way I learned it and do it, the meaning is pretty much covered by 1). An example is seeing or witnessing something once a week and noticing that it starts happening more often, like daily. This also works in reverse. If we're used to seeing or doing something daily, but it becomes less frequent, then less often is in order.

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