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    Funny how you keep coming, year after year, and see the same people.

    Fairs provide an opportunity to bring community members together to have fun and to honor their history and achievements. People return year after year. Darrell Schubbe, a volunteer at the Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul, says, “Funny how you keep coming, year after year, and see the same people. Like sheep, we all just keep coming back.” (North America, National Geographic Society)

    Funny how you keep coming, year after year, and see the same people.

    Does the sentence mean the following?
    It is funny that you keep coming, year after year, and see the same people.

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    Re: Funny how you keep coming, year after year, and see the same people.

    Yes, that is the meaning.

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    Re: Funny how you keep coming, year after year, and see the same people.

    It is funny how you keep coming, year after year, and see the same people.

    What’s the function of ‘how’ in this sentence? Does it modify ‘funny’ or ‘keep’?

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    Re: Funny how you keep coming, year after year, and see the same people.

    I don't think it modifies anything. It appears to be a conjunction introducing "you keep coming".

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    Re: Funny how you keep coming, year after year, and see the same people.

    Is there any difference between ‘It is funny how…’ and ‘It is funny that…’? Is ‘It is funny how…’ a little stronger than ‘It is funny that…’?
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    Re: Funny how you keep coming, year after year, and see the same people.

    They have the same basic meaning. One of the definitions for "how" as a conjunction is "that".

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