How do you? = Do you?

NHHL

Senior Member
Singapore-English
A: How do you like your teachers?
B: I like them very much. They're very friendly.

- Why don't we just simply say "Do you like your teachers?" instead of "How do you like your teachers?"?

Thanks so much!

NHHL
 
  • natkretep

    Moderato con anima (English Only)
    English (Singapore/UK), basic Chinese
    'Do you like your teachers?' is a yes-no question. 'How' suggests that a more expansive response is wished for - like the one you gave, where B talked about friendliness.
     
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