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There is only one correct way to pronounce "often".

Language never changes. It remains the same. All changes are wrong.

The t in "soften" is always pronounced. It is not silent.

The t in "lastly" is pronounced. It is not silent.

The in "mostly" is pronounced. It is not silent.

The t in "listen" is pronounced. It is not silent.

The t in "castle" is pronounced. It is not silent.

The tin "moisten" is pronounced. It is not silent.

The t in "fasten" is pronounced. It is not silent.

The pronunciation rule for the t in "often" has changed over the past 300 years.


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10/10 thanks emma

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

    thank you so much

    Wednesday, October 16th 2013

    I’ve got 9/10

    Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Nice lesson, Emma. You and Alex are my favorites, by far. Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Emma,
Thank you for teach us about this important rule of English pronunciation.

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Hi Emma
Your lesson was very helpful.

Thank you

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

thanks a lot!

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

thank you plese Q 4 and 5 “mostly”, “lastly in

the quiz you said Pronounced both ways either with T or without please explaine

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

    Hello I now it’s been so long now
    But I have the same q
    Did u know the answer

    Wednesday, November 4th 2015

10/10, thanks Emma.

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

I really enjoyed this lesson Emma.
Thank you!

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

I would like you to explain the difference between the two sentences.
a) Put the bookshelf next to the window, on the right.

b) Put the bookshelf next to the window ,to the right of the window.

Thank you .

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

thanks alot

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

many thanks

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

    أخيرا لقيت واحد عربي ف الموقع ده

    Thursday, October 17th 2013

      Arabs in everywhere my dear ,u welcome

      Wednesday, August 10th 2016

please do more lessons for Pronunciation

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

I started to learn English by different methods and two main English accents: British English and American English.
Speakers with American Accent don’t pronounce the “T” but when somebody with British accent speaks, we can hear “T” clearly and it’s not silent. I recently came to Canada and the Canadian accent is like more American Accent than British English Accent but most of the people pronounce “T” when they want to say “Often”!
Anyway Thank you very much Emma for your nice and perfect video!

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

dear Engvid!
please delete the above comment which I wrote it with a lot of typo. I wrote it again better than this. Thank you

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

    Done! And props to you for your diligence :)

    Thursday, October 17th 2013

      I’ve just learned a new expression (props)! Thanks a lot EngVid! That’s why I love this site!

      Thursday, October 24th 2013

thank you so much , nice lessone

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Emma
You are a good teacher and your accent is clearer. Thanks very much.

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Hi Emma, your lesson is crystal clear
Thank you

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thanks

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Hello, teacher Emma,It’s a very useful lesson. I would like to invite you to make a lesson on phonetic alphabet.Good luck with your teaching.

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Good Lesson!, very nice teacher! thank you!

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

this time tests are poor

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thank you, Emma. You have made me love English.

Next VDO please explain me about “make”, “do”, and “cook”

Thank you very much again.

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thank you Emma.

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Many thanks! You are an amazing teacher. I’m learning a lot with you and your co workers.

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

You’re an excellent teacher, I love your classes, congrats, hugs!!

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

I got 10! .Thanks Emma

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thank you Emma, you are the best

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

8/10 need to review the video again :). Thank you Emma

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

    i have got 9/10 corrects but you know i cant listen anyword. :(

    Monday, December 30th 2013

I got 10/10.
Thanks Emma.
But I have problem to pronounce vowel sounds like: a; i; o; e; ee; ea….
we so deeply need to learn this Pronunciation differences :)

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

10/10 thanks teacher.

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thank you Emma. Your lesson is very clear and effective

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Well done Emma.

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Hi Emma, thanks a lot! :)

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thank you very much, Emma :) and 10/10 :)

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Thanks emma i got 90 your rules made it easy

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

I got 10/10 ! Thank you Emma ♡

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

thanks emma .it was really helpful

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

thank you ..so much

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Personally I would like to say “ofen” for often, but I would like to hear people says “of-ten” as well.

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

Hi Emma. Good lesson. I am from Brasil and arrived in Canada 1 month ago. I have been studying english in UTM. I saw you there. You are a great teacher. Thanks.

Wednesday, October 16th 2013

    You saw Emma!!!! How lucky you are! Now I think Canada is the best place to learn English!

    Thursday, October 24th 2013

hello madam ,I’ve a question which i couldn’t understand.Pls help me. the question is why people not use an before “uniform”. I’ve read the sentence which didn’t use an before the sentence .”pls reply me”.Anybody here can also reply me

Thursday, October 17th 2013

    I think it’s heavy for tongue ,so we don’t use it

    Wednesday, August 10th 2016

I didn’t know about the pronunciation of “often.” We can pronounce both, can’t we. I only knew “without T.” Thank you for your lesson :D

Thursday, October 17th 2013

thanks

Thursday, October 17th 2013

O… Something new for me! Thanks

Thursday, October 17th 2013

I got 10/10 !! Thank you Emma.

Thursday, October 17th 2013

10/10 thanks

Thursday, October 17th 2013

hi emma thank you soooo

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Thank you.

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Thank you.

Thursday, October 17th 2013

Hi..Emma, I got 10/10. Thank you for your teaching.

Friday, October 18th 2013

wow. what an unexpected 100% Thanks!

Friday, October 18th 2013

10/10 ;)
thank you Emma

Friday, October 18th 2013

Many thanks Emma for all of your videos, they are very helpful. I’d like to know if you can make a video on the difference between “newest” and latest” or just explain it right here by posting a quick explanation in the comment section. I always have trouble to use the right word while talking about brand new things or something that was just released. Thank you in advance

Saturday, October 19th 2013

10/10 :D
Thank you emma <3

Saturday, October 19th 2013

Great video and pretty teacher

Saturday, October 19th 2013

Thank you very much:)

Sunday, October 20th 2013

thank’s very much emma ! 5/5

Sunday, October 20th 2013

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Monday, October 21st 2013

10/10
Thank you Emma!

Monday, October 21st 2013

Thanks a million Emma. Your lessons are the best anywhere

Monday, October 21st 2013

I have 9/10 thanks , you are the best

Monday, October 21st 2013

Thank you Emma!

Monday, October 21st 2013

Thank you very much Emma
I love your way on teaching
your lesson is interesting :)

Monday, October 21st 2013

Very good lesson Emma.

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013

Thanks a lot >_<

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

to night is my first night .finally my text was 7/10 .thanks Emma.i will take care a better next time .nice to meet you and see you another time.bye

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Thank you Emma. I like your lesson (^u^)

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Hi Emma, would show me or teach me about linkers and connectors. I still have some doubts.
like how to used it and when.
Aloha.

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Thanks Emma, i always had this doubt as to why you used to pronounce the T in often, now you cleared it. but you sound better when the T is made silent.., yeah. :)

Friday, October 25th 2013

i have got 9(10 thanks Emma you are my favorite teacher

Saturday, October 26th 2013

Thanks!

Sunday, October 27th 2013

ITS MY FIRST DAY HERE.I TOOK THIS TEST AND GOT 8/10.EVEN THEN I AM VERY HAPPY.SINCE LONG I WAS IN SEARCH OF SUCH A HELPFUL ENGLISH LEARNING WEBSITE,AND FINALLY I AM ITS MEMBER.THUMBS-UP FOR THE WHOLE TEAM OF ENG-VID.MOREOVER THE CHARMING PRESENTATION OF EMMA IS AWESOME.
KEEP IT UP.

Monday, October 28th 2013

thank you emma

Monday, October 28th 2013

I am new person this here and this is my first comment. I am not good at learning english. Especially listening english. Fortunately your english is very very good and understantandable

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

    Welcome! If you have trouble understanding spoken English, try turning on the lesson subtitles! Just click the “CC” button in the lower right corner of the video.

    Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Thanks Emma :)

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Good lesson Emma, thank you….

Thursday, October 31st 2013

thank you emma

Sunday, November 3rd 2013

i’ve got 9/10 thank you emma ^^

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

Great Lessons Emma!! This one, was so useful to me! thanks!

Wednesday, November 6th 2013

Thank you very much Emma

Thursday, November 7th 2013

10/10 thank you Emma.

Saturday, November 9th 2013

70%

Thursday, November 14th 2013

Thanks,good lesson,well teacher.

Friday, November 15th 2013

thanks Emma, now i can improuve my elglish,good wishes for you

Friday, November 15th 2013

THANKS

Monday, November 18th 2013

Great ! :) 10/10

Friday, November 22nd 2013

Thanks, very important that lesson.

Monday, November 25th 2013

Thanks for your lesson.

Monday, December 2nd 2013

Thanks Emme :)good lesson I’ve got 9/10

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Thanks for these lesson, and the way you teaches.

Friday, December 6th 2013

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Monday, December 16th 2013

really you are a great teacher

Friday, December 20th 2013

oh, I am missunderstanding about Lastly, Mostly…

Thursday, December 26th 2013

Thanks Emma, you are a wonderful and excelent teacher. I got 10/10.

Thursday, December 26th 2013

thanks Emma

Sunday, January 5th 2014

Thank you so much Emma

Saturday, January 11th 2014

the information on often was very much useful. Thank you emma

Saturday, January 11th 2014

Thanks a lot Emma:)

Sunday, January 12th 2014

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Tuesday, January 21st 2014

10/10 thanks.

Friday, January 24th 2014

thank you I got 100%

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Oh so good love your teaching,so helpful. may God bless you

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Thank you very much, excellent job.

Sunday, March 9th 2014

Good job Emma

Monday, March 17th 2014

Incredible skill, one of the best teachers.

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

Really Thanks Emma!!! Great Lesson!!

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

You are such a lovely teacher. Thank you! :-) 10/10

Sunday, March 23rd 2014

10/10
Thank you, Emma!

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Thanks, it is a good lesson

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Hi Emma,
thanks a lot. You’re an amazing teacher and your lessons are always great and useful
take care

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Thanks..Emma..I got 100%

Thursday, April 24th 2014

Thank you very murch. You are the best richer.

Monday, May 5th 2014

    I got 8 out of 10. Good lesson and thank you.

    Monday, May 5th 2014

thank you emma

Sunday, May 11th 2014

I feel relax when listing and watching your lessons. All is said and it is said clearly.

The blackboard is properly used. Thanks Professor Emma.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

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Thursday, May 29th 2014

Hi Emma thanks alot

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

10 of 10 yippee

Friday, June 6th 2014

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Saturday, June 7th 2014

thank’s a lot Emma
I hade 10/10

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

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Wednesday, June 25th 2014

It is useful:)

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

It was great :)

Sunday, June 29th 2014

Thank you Emma !!!!

Sunday, July 6th 2014

Yeay!! I got 100. Thanks :D

Thursday, July 10th 2014

hello teacher.. can I say don’t moisten me.. forexamble like Sprinkle water on my.. or can I say don’t moisten my clothes.. is it correct ?

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

thank you very much Emma:) your english made me understand easily.

Friday, July 18th 2014

Very thanks!

Thursday, July 31st 2014

You are the best Emma! Thanks

Thursday, August 14th 2014

Great, very clear lesson

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

Thank you, i have got 10/10.

Sunday, August 24th 2014

thank you

Thursday, September 18th 2014

10/10

Saturday, September 20th 2014

Thanksssssssssss Emma

Sunday, September 21st 2014

it was very useful..thanks a lot…

Monday, September 22nd 2014

10\10 :)

really thank you my beautiful teacher Emma ..

Friday, September 26th 2014

Thanks Emma. Your lesson tutorial have helped me with all the difficulty i’m facing with my language. I got 9/10..

Saturday, September 27th 2014

How can i use moisten in sentence?
my eyes moistened because of the struggles i’m facing. Is it correct?

Saturday, September 27th 2014

hello

i have a question:

is there a difference between pronunciation

knigt and night???

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

thanks Emma. it’s really helpful

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

Great lesson as ever here on EngVid

Friday, October 17th 2014

10/10 – Cool!! Tks Emma! You´re a great teacher!!!

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

thank you very much for your effeort

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Thank you Ms. Emma. I got 10/10.

Saturday, November 8th 2014

9/10 not so bad…. :-)

Monday, November 17th 2014

10/10. Thanks, Emma!

Sunday, November 30th 2014

thank you emma

Saturday, December 20th 2014

(/10 not so bad !!!

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

9/10 it’s bad for me

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

all credit will gone for Emma .

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

thanks a lot.you are a great teacher

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

Mark…Thank you, Emma

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

thanks, Emma!

Friday, January 16th 2015

Thank you Emma on this lecture

Saturday, January 17th 2015

It was great pleasure to watch and listen to Professor Emma again just a while ago.
Pronuntiation lessons are important for me.
I would like to catch the intonation and pronunciation from Professor Emma, but the task is not easy.
The topic of the video is chosen well.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

your lesson is perfect for me

Saturday, January 24th 2015

9/10 thanks

Friday, January 30th 2015

I’m loving these videos. Thanks Emma

Saturday, January 31st 2015

Hello, from Kazakhstan1 Thank you so much.You are wonderful teacher!

Friday, February 27th 2015

That’s nice to have new lesson but to accept both views for OFTEN perplexes me as it doesn’t make me confident to use either way and it will be a great favour to quote any approved authority who does accept that.Thank you very much for your so natural style of teaching.

Friday, February 27th 2015

I have been thought that the “t” in “often” is not pronounced. I understood well today.
Thank you Emma!

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

THANKS

Saturday, March 7th 2015

THANKs lot teacher

Monday, March 16th 2015

thanks..i got 10

Friday, March 27th 2015

Thanks a lot emma

Sunday, May 31st 2015

10/10 thanks emma

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Thanks!

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

Thanks emma

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

thanks Emma. it’s very useful

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

thenk’s EMMA it was a very nice lesson and i arrived to understand it perfectely thank’s for all your efforts with us.

Thursday, November 5th 2015

9/10 only .

Sunday, November 15th 2015

10 !
Thanks Emma, vary informative)

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

good thanks

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

I’ve got 9/10

Sunday, November 29th 2015

I got 9/10. Question number 4 is a little bit confusing that’s why i got it wrong. But anyway, thanks emma.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

thank you Emma.You and Alex are my favourate teachers

Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Thank you, teacher Emma. I learned about silent “T”.

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you, Emma.

Friday, February 26th 2016

10/10 thanks to YOU I got it :)

Saturday, March 12th 2016

Cool way of teaching, Emma. Loved it.

Monday, May 16th 2016

Thanks a million!! A very nice pronunciation lesson!!!

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

thanks emma…

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

you are amazing emma thank you :D

Thursday, June 9th 2016

Thanks Emma for all useful topics in your lessons,
The problem about why we talk about silent t when native speakers eat the half of the words when they talking lol

Friday, June 17th 2016

A when they eat the half of words when they speaks like a native why they don’t invite us to eat with them lol.

Friday, June 17th 2016

Thanks

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

It’s a great lesson

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

Hi Enma. I apreciate so much your help. One question: what about “yatch”? Do we have to pronounce the t or not?

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Emma, thank you for the clear explanation ^^

Thursday, August 18th 2016

great lesson i ve got 9 per 10 hh thanks Emma

Sunday, August 21st 2016

Thanks Emma

Friday, August 26th 2016

thanks

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Thanks!!

Sunday, September 4th 2016

Dear Ms, I got 10/10, it’s very helpful for me.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

nice. thanks

Sunday, September 25th 2016

! thanks

Sunday, September 25th 2016

I’m bless with these videos. Thanks Emma. God bless you.

Sunday, September 25th 2016

THANKS A LOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 26th 2016
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