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    #1

    "How do you like it"

    Does the expression, "How do you like it" imply two meanings?

    A : How do you like your steak?

    B : Well done, please.

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    A: How do you like English?

    B: I like it a lot.

    Do you agree with this? Thank you so much as usual.


    17 minutes ago





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    #2

    Re: "How do you like it"

    I agree.

    Rover

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3

    Re: "How do you like it"

    I sort of semi-agree, just about. In the first, you could substitute want for like, but I would use How would you like your steak for the first as you're asking someone about a particular instance of steak consumption.

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    #4

    Re: "How do you like it"

    "How do you like your steak?" is a different question asked when ordering than it is while you are eating.

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    #5

    Re: "How do you like it"

    In 5jj's immortal words, "Context is important".
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #6

    Re: "How do you like it"

    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    In 5jj's immortal words, "Context is important".
    I don't remember saying that.

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    #7

    Re: "How do you like it"

    It was just before you got into the fight with the waiter.

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