how

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how is part of the Basic English 850.
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how is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
how

Pronunciation[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
how

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. The word "how" is a question word, to ask about the way something happens or the way people do things.
    How will we ever solve this problem?
  2. The word "how" is used to tell about the way something happens or the way people do things.
    I know how we can solve this problem?
    This is how to make this machine work.
  3. (exclamation) used to show that you feel strongly about something.
    How old he looks!

Adjective[change]

Positive
how

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. You use how to ask if something was good or bad, or what qualities it has.
    How was the movie?
    How are you feeling?

Subordinator[change]

Subordinator
how

  1. (informal) You use how to tell that something happens, is done, or is true.
    She told him how it wasn't fun anymore.

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