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    Question I love how you love me

    Hi,

    I love how you love me

    I heard the above sentence from a song, and I guessed the meaning is "I will love you in the ways as the same as you do",

    is it correct?

    Thanks.

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    Re: I love how you love me

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    I love how you love me

    I heard the above sentence from a song, and I guessed the meaning is "I will love you in the ways as the same as you do",

    is it correct?

    Thanks.
    ***NOT A TEACHER***This is also one of my favorite songs. Your interpretation of that line is very interesting. I always thought it just meant: I love the fact that you love me. Let's see what others think.


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    Re: I love how you love me

    1. 'love' is a transitive verb. It takes a direct object. What comes after 'love' looks like a direct object, but only at first glance.
    2. The closest thing that 'how' resembles is used as a conjunctive adverb in embedded or indirect questions. This is a different story at hand. I would say the sentence is not feasible theoretically. Use this: I love the way you love me.

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    Re: I love how you love me

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    I love how you love me

    I heard the above sentence from a song, and I guessed the meaning is "I will love you in the ways as the same as you do",

    is it correct?

    Thanks.
    The original sentence is in the present tense. Your guess should be:
    "I love you the same way you love me."

    However, in my opinion, this is not the correct interpretation here.
    I agree with TheParser, the only interpretation I see is that "how you love me" is the object of the verb "love". That is exactly what "I love", namely, "the way you love me."

    "I love something."
    "What is it that you love?"
    "It is 'how you love me,' that is the fact that I love."

    In order to change the original sentence to mean what you want, you should say: "I love you how you love me." or "I love you the way you love me."

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    Re: I love how you love me

    That is the only line of the song that I remember. Perhaps someone who knows all the lyrics can tell us exactly what the guy DID mean!

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