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    dprao is offline Newbie
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    questioning

    How r u doing meaning

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    Re: questioning

    Welcome to the forum. Are you trying to ask What does "How r u doing" mean?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: questioning

    How r u doing

    This is called text-speak for use in a cellphone text message.

    r = are
    u = you
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    Re: questioning

    You will see this sort of textspeak/chatlish all over the place these days (unfortunately!) It originally came about in order to help people get as much information as possible into standard text messages (SMS) - these used to be limited to 160 characters. However, you now see it in texts, emails, Facebook posts, tweets and, I'm told, in ill-advised school essays.
    We are happy to help explain the meaning of such things here but note that the use of such constructions on this forum is discouraged. We help learners construct full, grammatical sentences, using words which can be found in dictionaries.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: questioning

    How are you doing? is similar in meaning to How are you?

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