how Definition

  • 1in what way or manner; by what means
  • 2used to ask about the condition or quality of something

Using how: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "how" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    How did you do that?

  • Example

    How are you feeling today?

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    How can I help you?

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    How does this work?

how Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for how

  • in what manner
  • by what method
  • in what way

Phrases with how

  • used to ask how or why something has happened


    How come you're not coming with us?

  • used to make a suggestion or offer


    How about we go to the movies tonight?

  • used to ask about the length of time something will take or has taken


    How long will it take to finish this project?


Summary: how in Brief

The adverb 'how' [haʊ] is used to inquire about the manner or means of something, as in 'How did you do that?' It can also be used to ask about the condition or quality of something, as in 'How are you feeling today?' 'How' is often used in phrases like 'how come' and 'how about,' and in questions about time, as in 'How long will it take?'

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