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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > the difference between "How about you? and What about you?"    

the difference between "How about you? and What about you?"



gooya
Iran

the difference between "How about you? and What about you?"
 

Hello my dear colleagues

I have a problem in my conversation class.What īs the difference between "What about you? & How about you?"
 

10 Jun 2015      





spinney
United Kingdom

Both could be used after the following exchange:
"Hi Paul! How are you?" 
 "I īm not too bad. What/how about you?"
It īs quite informal. 

10 Jun 2015     



missgvsyou
Iran

I don īt think there is much of a difference. For example if I say:
 
"I have 6 brothers and sisters, what about you?"
 
it means the exact same thing as
 
"I have 6 brothers and sisters, how about you?" 
 
I think it īs like the difference between:
 
"Hale shoma khub hastid?"  and "Hale shoma chetor?"  They are just different ways to say the same thing.

10 Jun 2015