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    Default Re: Question about sky description

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    For me, yes. I have been trying to think of a natural question with 'how...like?', and I haven't come up with one yet.
    Hi 5jj,
    Thank you for your reply.
    What if I change my sentence and instead of that I say, 'we generally use how ...? to ask about things that change and what .. like? to ask about things that don't change, that is appearance and people's character.
    Does it make sense now?
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    Default Re: Question about sky description

    I'm with 5jj. For me, you either ask "What ... like?" or "How ...?"

    How was the play?
    What was the play like?

    How was your dinner?
    What was your dinner like?

    How is his new apartment?
    What is his new apartment like?

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    Default Re: Question about sky description

    Hi Teachers,
    Could you tell me if these are these appropriate explanations?
    Questions with 'like'
    What does she look like? (physical appearance / physical description)
    What is she like? (personality)
    What is the weather like? (description of the climate)
    What was the night sky like? (description of the night sky)
    How was the night sky? (description of the night sky)
    How was the play? (personal opinion / description of the play)
    What was the play like? (personal opinion / description of the play)
    For all these questions we always use the verb 'be' in the answers.

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Question about sky description

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm with 5jj. For me, you either ask "What ... like?" or "How ...?"

    How was the play?
    What was the play like?

    How was your dinner?
    What was your dinner like?

    How is his new apartment?
    What is his new apartment like?
    Hi,
    Thank you for you reply.

    Best,
    L54

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