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    Lightbulb How bad vs what bad

    Is there any difference between how bad and what bad?I'm learning English recently. Thanks for replying

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    Re: How bad vs what bad

    Could you give example sentences using them?
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    Re: How bad vs what bad

    The phrases can both be correct in the right context. They never mean the same thing.
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    Re: How bad vs what bad

    What bad weather we are having vs how bad weather we are having (for example)

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    Re: How bad vs what bad

    Quote Originally Posted by Ali1002 View Post
    "What bad weather we are having!" vs "How bad weather we are having!" (for example).
    In that example, only "What bad weather" works. In BrE, you might hear an exclamation like "Oh my god! How bad is this weather!" Despite the construction, the second is not a question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How bad vs what bad

    I cannot describe how bad the weather is.
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    Re: How bad vs what bad

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I cannot describe how bad the weather is.
    So, you say "How bad is this weather" is a wrong sentence,right?

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    Re: How bad vs what bad

    No. I showed you how "How bad is this weather" could be used in post #5.

    "How bad weather we are having" is wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How bad vs what bad

    Are you trying to make an interrogative sentence or an exclamatory sentence?

    Ali1002, I think part of the problem here is that you haven't used appropriate punctuation marks at the end of your sentences/phrases using "how" or "what".


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    Re: How bad vs what bad

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. I showed you how "How bad is this weather" could be used in post #5.

    "How bad weather we are having" is wrong.
    Why "how bad weather..." is still incorrect? I don't understand.
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