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    Johnyxxx is offline Senior Member
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    How goes it?

    Hello,

    Is how goes it? (how are you?) commonly used in modern English? I am asking because I came across it in an older story (cca. 1920).

    Thanks a lot.
    Not a Teacher. A guy who is fond of old horror and weird literature and who is interested in English language.

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: How goes it?

    It's common in spoken American English.

    During the Berlin Airlift of 1948, the American command set up a big scoreboard labeled "Howgozit" where they recorded the number of operations and other information. The expression is still common today.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How goes it?

    It's relatively common in BrE. Many people probably don't use it but they would certainly understand it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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