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    Question a question to an English teacher

    How do we answer the question "How are you holding up?" and does it exactly mean? I need an answer from a native speaker who is a teacher as well.
    Last edited by waterlilly; 26-Feb-2011 at 21:29. Reason: interested in the English language

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    Re: a question to an English teacher

    Welcome to the board, waterlilly.

    If you browse through the forum you will soon see that excellent answers are frequently given by non-teachers and non-native speakers.

    You will receive answers more promptly by welcoming their valuable contributions and showing them the respect they deserve.

    Any wrong answers will quickly be corrected.

    Even native speakers and teachers disagree on many aspects of the language.

    Please note that How are you holding up? would have been more meaningful as the title of your thread.

    Rover

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    Question Re: a question to an English teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    It depends on how you are holding up. The question is either about your physical or mental health - "How are you holding up since your brother died?". The possible answers could range from "not so good" to "fine" - though there are many ways to express these thoughts.
    Thank you for your answer! I have one more question.What's the correct answer to the following question "How are you doing?" pretty good or pretty well? I'm doing fine?

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    Re: a question to an English teacher

    It's effectively the same question, Waterlilly, so any of your answers or Gillnetter's will suffice.

    Rover

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    Smile Re: a question to an English teacher

    Thank you, sir! I would also like to ask you if there is an equivalent to the Greek word.When somebody is very boastful and thinks that he is great we call them "Ψώνιο" which means something that we buy.It is a derogatory way of addressing to him.

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