the usage of often

Can “most often” be equal to “always”?

Good morning Meifangtien, Not really.

Always is a definite statement … I always do that.

Often means that you do this now and again, but not always.

Hi Meifangtien,

Look at these two sentences:

The sun always rises in the East. (You can’t stop that.)

It often rains near the coast. (It happens many times but not always.)