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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #106922: How and What ... like
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Speaking | Direct/Indirect speech | Introducing someone [Change theme]
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    How and What ... like


     When to use : 'How' or 'What ...like ? '

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                   

     

     

    1)  ‘How’ is used to ask somebody's news, or ask information about somebody's health or the condition of something.

     

    ex : How’s Mary, your sister ? She’s much better now. She has totally recovered.

     

    2) On the contrary : ‘What ….. like ?’ asks a  question about somebody's  physical aspect or about  the description of something.

     

    ex : What’s your sister Mary like ? She’s tall and slim, she has big blue eyes !

     

    - 'To be ...like' …refers to somebody's physical appearance or character. We're asked an opinion about somebody's appearance.

     

    ex : What's Tom like ? /What does Tom look like ?  He’s big and tall, with muscles : a real athlete !

     

     

    Beware of the different meanings of :

     

     - What’s your sister like ? Wonderful ! She’ small and brown-haired.

     

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     - What does your sister like ? She likes pizzas and French fries, but she hates vegetables … (here, 'like' is a verb) 

     

     

    B E W A R E !  In a  direct interrogative clause (a normal question ) the words order is  : Interrogative word + verb + Subject + ?    ex : How is he ? 

     

    ON THE CONTRARY :  in an indirect  interrogative clause, introduced  by  : 'She asks him...' : the words order becomes  : Introduction + interrogative word + subject + verb.

    ex : She tells me what he is like.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                  

     

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    1) ? Has she been feeling better since her operation?
    2) I don't know how I'll recognize him ! I really don't know ?
    3) ' Maud has had a new baby boy ! Tell me .... and .' ' In fact, he is his mother's spitting image !'
    4) I'm going to Nepal ... Do you know up there ?
    5) My coach is very understanding. ?' 'He's a terror ! Really too demanding! I think I'm going to give up training ....
    6) I haven't seen your daughter for years, now !She must have changed. I wonder !
    7) 'I'm going to an eastern region of Turkey. Can you tell me ?' ' It's quite deserted and mountainous up there .... '
    8) -'Oh ! You have moved to a new school ! ?' -'Terribly boring ! As much as the former one, alas !'
    9) - today ? - Terribly weak ! He needs to rest till tomorrow ...








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