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jack

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Are these correct? If not, why? What do these mean?
1. I like the way I eat my chicken salad.
2. I like the way how I eat my chicken salad.
 

Mister Micawber

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Jack, they mean very little (no one pays so much attention to the method he uses to ingest a meal), but (1) is grammatically correct, while (2) is wrong. 'Way how' should be 'way that'-- and that is the same 'that' that has been elided from your first sentence: 'I like the way (that) I eat my chicken salad'.
 

Casiopea

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In addition,

that functions as a conjunction: It tells us a clause will follow:

EX: I like the way that you eat.

that is often omitted when it functions as a conjunction:

EX: I like the way you eat.

Another example

I like how you eat ~ I like the way you eat.

'how' is synonymous with 'the way'
 
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