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    Are these correct? If not, why? What do these mean?
    1. I like the way I eat my chicken salad.
    2. I like the way how I eat my chicken salad.

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    Re: How

    Jack, they mean very little (no one pays so much attention to the method he uses to ingest a meal), but (1) is grammatically correct, while (2) is wrong. 'Way how' should be 'way that'-- and that is the same 'that' that has been elided from your first sentence: 'I like the way (that) I eat my chicken salad'.

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    Re: How

    Thanks.

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    Re: How

    In addition,

    that functions as a conjunction: It tells us a clause will follow:

    EX: I like the way that you eat.

    that is often omitted when it functions as a conjunction:

    EX: I like the way you eat.

    Another example

    I like how you eat ~ I like the way you eat.

    'how' is synonymous with 'the way'

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