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    How about ? what about

    Hello :

    is there any difference between what about and how about ? could you give me some examples ?

    thanks a lot!

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    Re: How about ? what about

    Quote Originally Posted by san View Post
    Hello :

    is there any difference between what about and how about ? could you give me some examples ?

    thanks a lot!
    (Not a teacher)
    There is no difference between the two. They are used to make a suggestion.
    A:Where will we have dinner?
    B:What about/How about Cafe de Coral?

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    Re: How about ? what about

    I am not a teacher.

    There are lots of differences. As usual, context matters.

    How about it? --- a way of asking for a decision
    What about it? --- a way of asking for further information
    How about Mariana? --- a way of commending her (can also mean "what about")
    What about Mariana? --- a way of suggesting her

    I could do that forever. Both are highly idiomatic, and there is much crossover in meaning; they are often interchangeable.

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