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    what/how

    As far as I learn, "what" is a noun or a pronoun while "how" is an adverb.

    But how can I understand " What is your teacher like?" In this sentence, is “what " a noun or an adverb?

    Usually, we will answer this kind of question with an adjective, like "good, tall, etc." not a noun.

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Re: what/how

    If you rearrange the sentence, you get "Your teacher is like what". How would you classify "what"?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Nov-2015 at 13:16. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    Re: what/how

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If you rearrange the sentence, you get "Your teacher is like what". How would you classify "what"?
    Thanks for your reply. But why do we usually give such an answer to "Your teacher is like what" as adjectives like tall instead of a noun?

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    Re: what/how

    That would not work after "like".

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