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    Default what is the difference

    What is the difference between,
    1.What are you doing
    2.How are you doing

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    Default Re: what is the difference

    T​hey are both incorrect because they lack a finishing punctuation mark. Do you understand the difference between "what" and "how"?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: what is the difference

    "What are you doing?" The question maker is asking the thing you are currently occupying in.
    ''How are you doing?'' is a greeting.

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    Default Re: what is the difference

    Davidddp, it is admirable that you wish to help a fellow learner but there were errors in your post and you did not start your post with "Not a teacher" as you are required to do.
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    Default Re: what is the difference

    Can you please explain me this question.
    WHAT'S UP?

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    Default Re: what is the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by prasadisri View Post
    Can you please explain me this question.
    WHAT'S UP?
    It can be a greeting to which no response is expected.
    It can be a greeting to which you reply "Not much. You?" or just "What's up?" back at the person.
    It can ALSO be a genuine inquiry about what is happening / what the current situation is.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: what is the difference

    @daviddp - please correct the slip in your profile information. Thank you.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: what is the difference

    prasadisri, for the second time, a better title would have been What/How are you doing?.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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