Does one imply a much greater frequency? What about register? Is the difference between and saying 有时 and 会偶尔 very big, or is it in all cases quite close?
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To me, 有时 and 偶尔 are interchangeable under ANY circumstances.
Depending on personal preference, feel free to pick either one when expressing once in a while.