0

Following Phrase meaning: every now and then vs every once in a while, what's the difference between "occasionally" and "every once in a while" in formal writing?

E.g.:

Occasionally, I ask the audience whether the slides so far are clear.

Every once in a while, I ask the audience whether the slides so far are clear.

1
  • I am not a writer, but there isn't much difference. I would say that "every once in a while" is less often and less periodic than "occasionally". You might also check "from time to time". – user3169 Mar 24 '18 at 21:55
0

These are very similar. As the commenter mentioned, 'I would say that "every once in a while" is less often and less periodic than "occasionally".'

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy