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Difference between “Every now and then” and “Now and then”

every now and thenfairly often; habitually:

  • Every now and then a motion picture comes along so permeated with suspense as to make the spectator sit tense in his seat.

now and thenoccasionally; at times:

  • After he retired, he enjoyed spending a lot of time reading at the public library. Now and then he would take a trip.