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  1. dodgerfan2002
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    Using what about and how about

    What's the difference between these 2:

    1. What about the rest of us (from the movie speed)
    2. How about a hug.

  2. Marylin's Avatar

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    Re: Using what about and how about

    Quote Originally Posted by dodgerfan2002
    What's the difference between these 2:

    1. What about the rest of us (from the movie speed)
    2. How about a hug.
    1. "what should we do with the rest of us", "what's going to happen to the rest of us" etc..

    have a look at Guru's explanation of "what about". It's pretty good. Having the context would help me pin down the exact "translation".

    http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery?s=what+about

    2. "What do you think (what are your thoughts) about giving each other a hug" or just "Let's hug", "let's have a hug". In a way you want to make sure the other person feels OK with that.

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