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    "What about you" or "How about you"

    Victor : Hey, how are you doing?
    Misouri : Pretty good, what about you?

    Is "what about you" here correct, or should have it been "how about you"? why?

    Thank You.

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    Re: "What about you" or "How about you"

    /A learner/

    Quote Originally Posted by rohanvora View Post
    Victor : Hey, how are you doing?
    Misouri : Pretty good, what about you?

    Is "what about you" here correct, or should it have (it) been "how about you"? why?

    Thank You.
    My opinion is that "what about you" is correct here.

    Also

    How are you! or How have you been!
    Not so bad! What about you?

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    Re: "What about you" or "How about you"

    In AmE, "How about you?" is the more frequently heard response. All of e2e4īs options are also frequently heard.

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