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    #1

    what vs how

    I know I should say "What does he look like?" to ask about his appearance.

    I also know I should say "How does he look ?" to ask about his physical or mental health.

    My question is, can I also say "How does he look ?" to ask about his appearance? Thank you very much.

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    #2

    Re: what vs how

    "How does he look" is very natural. Depending on context, it may mean "What does his appearance indicate about him?" (Is he well or not?) or "How good does he look?" (Is he hot or not?).

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    #3

    Re: what vs how

    How does he look ? or How does he looks ?"


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    Re: what vs how

    No 's' should be after 'look' because 'does' is there.

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