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    Default Difference between two questions

    hi, my friend and I are having a discussion about the differences between the following 2 questions

    a) How will object A move with respect to the eyes?

    b) How far will object A move with respect to the eyes?

    In my opinion, question a only asks for how the object move, that is up, down, left, right, further or nearer, while question b asks for a specific measurement of the distance moved by the object.

    My friend however thinks that both questions are asking for the distance the object move.

    Please help us confirm this.
    thanks.

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    Default Re: Difference between two questions

    You win.

    "How" is a general question -- what direction, what speed, what manner, does it roll or slide or fly...

    "How far" is a specific question: "What distance".

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    Default Re: Difference between two questions

    You're right, boydog.

    HOW FAR specifically asks for distance.
    HOW asks for direction, speed, manner, and possibly distance.

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    Default Re: Difference between two questions

    so, basically the question that ask how will object A move, doesnt necessary mean to ask about the distance?

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    Default Re: Difference between two questions

    exactly boydog.

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    thanks :)

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