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    what about / how about $180?

    Dear teachers,

    Let's look at the dialogue between a salesperson and me in a fashion shop:

    Me: "How much is this?"
    Salesperson: "It's $200"
    Me: "hmm...the price is just too high."
    Salesperson: "how about $180?"

    Shall the salesperson use "what about" or "how about" in this case?

    Thanks
    Kitty

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    Re: what about / how about $180?

    Quote Originally Posted by kwfine View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Let's look at the dialogue between a salesperson and me in a fashion shop:

    Me: "How much is this?"
    Salesperson: "It's $200"
    Me: "hmm...the price is just too high."
    Salesperson: "how about $180?"

    Shall the salesperson use "what about" or "how about" in this case?

    Thanks
    Kitty
    I would probably say "what", but "how" is very commonly used.

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