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    Arrow How are things...(?)

    Hi everybody!

    I have a question:

    What's the correct way of asking it: "How are things doing?" or "How are things going?"

    "I'm doing well" or "I'm going well"?

    Thank you.

    Falcon


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    Re: How are things...(?)

    "How are things going?"

    "They are going well" or "I am doing well" or "fine" etc

    The question is simply an opener inviting the other person to raise a subject. If the other person doesn't have anything to say, or doesn't want a conversation, they will respond with something affirmative. The protocols of interaction have been observed.

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    Re: How are things...(?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Hi everybody!


    Hi!

    It should either be:

    "How are things going?" - "Things are going well."

    ...or:

    "How are you doing?" - "I'm doing well."

    Thank you.

    Falcon
    You're welcome!

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    Arrow Re: How are things...(?)

    Thank you all!

    So, is incorrect to ask "how are things doing?" ? Do I must say "going", instead?

    Falcon

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