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    How about you

    Can someone just tell me the difference between 'How about you' and 'What about you'.
    If someone asks me 'how are you', is it wrong to say "Am fine. How about you"
    Thanks in advance.


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    Re: How about you

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepsi View Post
    Can someone just tell me the difference between 'How about you' and 'What about you'.
    If someone asks me 'how are you', is it wrong to say "Am fine. How about you"
    Thanks in advance.
    Yes, it's a correct response, but it's not necessarily the most appropriate. It depends on the situation.

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    Re: How about you

    Quote Originally Posted by PROESL View Post
    It depends on the situation.
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    Re: How about you

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    Saying something like "how about you" sounds informal, and it would be more appropriate for someone you know well enough to say this.

    It could depend on the circumstance. Let's say you and your friend are running from an erupting volcano or a big grizzly bear. Once you escape and make it to safey, your friend could say "Are you okay?" and then you could say, "Yeah, I'm all right. How about you?".

    In other situations, the better reply to "How are you?" would simply be, "Good, and you?".

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