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    How about / What about

    My brother, Tom's birthday is coming. I don't know what to buy for him.

    1. "How about buying him a racket?"
    2. "What about buying him a racket?"

    Are both 1 & 2 acceptable?
    What is their difference?

    Thanks!

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    Re: How about / What about

    They're both acceptable. Note that some BrE speakers (like me) still spell it "racquet" when referring to sports equipment.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: How about / What about

    Hello, Delphine.

    Yes, they are acceptable.
    You can use either when making a suggestion. They mean the same.
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...h/how#how__156
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...what#what__180


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    Re: How about / What about

    Quote Originally Posted by Delphine View Post
    What is their difference?
    I would say 'What is the difference between them?'
    I am not a teacher.

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