how

how adverb எப்படி? ,எதனால்?, வகை , எவ்வாறு , எவ்விதம் , எத்தனை , எவ்வள

1in what way:

  • How does this machine work?
  • She told me how to get to the station.
  • Do you know how to spell ‘essential’?
2a word that you use to ask if somebody is well:

  • ‘How is your sister?’ ‘She’s very well, thank you.’
which word?

You use how only when you are asking about somebody’s health. When you are asking somebody to describe another person or a thing you use what like?: ‘What is your sister like?’ ‘She’s tall with brown hair.’

3a word that you use to ask if something is good:
  • How was the film?
4a word that you use to ask questions about things like age, amount or time:

  • How old are you?
  • How many brothers and sisters have you got?
  • How much does this cost?
  • How long have you lived here?
5a word that shows surprise or strong feeling:

  • How kind of you to help!
how about …? words that you use when you suggest something:

How about a drink?
How about going for a walk?
how are you? do you feel well?:

‘How are you?’ ‘Fine, thanks.’
how do you do? polite words that you say when you meet somebody for the first time

speaking

When somebody says How do you do?, you also answer How do you do? and you shake hands. Some people say Pleased to meet you when they meet.

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