Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 12 of 12
  1. #11
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,168
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Questions about statements

    Quote Originally Posted by thanhnhankaka View Post
    . I have always thought that "How was it like" is a better way to avoid using "what was it like" when you are not sure.
    It's not a matter of being sure. If you are going to ask 'How was it?' or 'What was it like?', then you presumably don't know the answer. If you did, you wouldn't be asking the question. 'How was it like?' is not natural English. I see no reason to want to avoid 'What was it like?
    '
    So it turns our that I was wrong all those times? Yes
    If "How was it like" is unacceptable, then "How is she like?" is also a wrong sentence, I assume? Yes
    c Can we ask "How was it under the trees?" . We can.

    One more thing, is the sentence "hHow was it" a correct one? Yes. It often has a similar meaning to 'What was it like?'
    5

  2. #12
    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    14,478
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Questions about statements

    Quote Originally Posted by thanhnhankaka View Post
    If "How was it like" is unacceptable, then "How is she like?" is also a wrong sentence, I assume? Yes. It's 'What is she like?'

    Can we ask "How was it under the trees". Yes. It means 'What was it like under the trees?'

    One more thing, is the sentence "How was it?" a correct one? Yes. It means 'What was it like?'
    Rover

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-Sep-2009, 02:36
  2. Are the following three statements the same?
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Jan-2008, 17:43
  3. hi all just need some help with the following statements
    By compaq123 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 25-Nov-2006, 22:10
  4. Mission Statements
    By Tdol in forum UsingEnglish.com Content
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24-May-2004, 13:26
  5. Mission Statements
    By Tdol in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 21-Feb-2004, 20:58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •