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    "How" question

    How do native speakers
    use

    "How is (are)?---"

    and

    "How about-----?"

    properly?

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    Re: "How" question

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    Definition and pronunciation of how | Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary
    how about…?

    1 used when asking for information about somebody/something
    I'm not going. How about you?

    2 used to make a suggestion
    How about a break?
    How about going for a meal?
    (especially North American English) How about we go for a meal?



    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary
    how
    — used to ask if someone feels good, bad, happy, sad, etc.
    ▪ “How are you?” “Very well, thank you.”
    ▪ “How are you doing?” “Okay, I guess.”
    ▪ “How is your mother these days?” “Much better.”
    ▪ How do you feel? = How are you feeling?

    how about
    1 : does that include (someone) : what about
    ▪ “We're all going to the beach.” “How about Kenny?”
    2 informal a — used to show that you are very impressed by someone or something
    ▪ He won again! How about that guy! [=isn't that guy amazing/impressive?]
    b how about that chiefly US — used to show that you are surprised or pleased by something
    ▪ He won again! How about that! [=what good news!; isn't that great?]
    3 also US (informal) how's about a — used to make a suggestion about what could be done
    ▪ We'll need to talk about this again. How about (meeting) next month?
    ▪ How about [=what about] driving to the coast for the weekend?
    ▪ How about another game? [=would you like to play another game?]
    ▪ What should we do tonight? How about (seeing) a movie?
    ▪ How's about some more pie?
    b — used to ask someone to give you something
    ▪ How about a couple of dollars until payday? [=can you loan me a couple of dollars until payday?]
    ▪ How's about (offering me) a drink?
    c — used to ask if someone will do something
    ▪ Well, how about it, are you coming?
    4 — used to ask someone to tell you something in response to what you have just said
    ▪ I like skiing and hiking. How about you? [=what sports do you like?]
    ▪ I'm ready to go. How about you? [=are you ready, too?]
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    Re: "How" question

    How's the weather up there?

    How about those Steelers?

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