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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈhaʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/haʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hou)


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how

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adv
  1. how do you do?
  2. how are you?
  3. how are you [doing, feeling, getting on]?
  4. how is it going?
  5. how are things?
  6. how's things?
  7. how is your [father, sister, brother]?
  8. how did you [get, arrive] here?
  9. how did the [fire, argument] start?
  10. how will I know when to [stop, start, go]?
  11. do you know how I can [turn, switch] this on?
  12. how do you know (that)?
  13. am not sure how she [knew, found out, did it]
  14. show me how
  15. how can you (possibly) [say, think] that?
  16. how about going [out, to the movies]?
  17. how about a [hug, drink, cup of tea]?
  18. does he know how to [work, operate, load] the machine?
  19. don't [know, understand] how to work this [photocopier, TV, gadget]
  20. told us how they [did, managed, stole] it
  21. be careful how you [act, drive, speak]
  22. will never manage, no matter how [much, hard] I try
  23. how much [sugar, milk, cake] do you want?
  24. how much is this [phone, hat, painting]?
  25. how many [people, guests, friends] came?
  26. how long does the [journey, flight, drive] take?
  27. how [hard, difficult, tough] was the test?
  28. how [tall, old, hungry] are you?
  29. how much [longer] [do, will, must] we wait?
  30. [don't know, not sure, no idea] how much (it costs)
  31. how come you don't [phone, write, visit]?
  32. how I love this [place, view, sunshine]!
  33. how [wonderful, sweet, stupid, embarrassing]!
  34. how [so, come]?
additional examples
  1. how do you do?
  2. how are you?
  3. how are you [doing, feeling, getting on]?
  4. how is it going?
  5. how are things?
  6. how's things?
  7. how is your [father, sister, brother]?
  8. how did you [get, arrive] here?
  9. how did the [fire, argument] start?
  10. how will I know when to [stop, start, go]?
  11. do you know how I can [turn, switch] this on?
  12. how do you know (that)?
  13. am not sure how she [knew, found out, did it]
  14. show me how
  15. how can you (possibly) [say, think] that?
  16. how about going [out, to the movies]?
  17. how about a [hug, drink, cup of tea]?
  18. does he know how to [work, operate, load] the machine?
  19. don't [know, understand] how to work this [photocopier, TV, gadget]
  20. told us how they [did, managed, stole] it
  21. be careful how you [act, drive, speak]
  22. will never manage, no matter how [much, hard] I try
  23. how much [sugar, milk, cake] do you want?
  24. how much is this [phone, hat, painting]?
  25. how many [people, guests, friends] came?
  26. how long does the [journey, flight, drive] take?
  27. how [hard, difficult, tough] was the test?
  28. how [tall, old, hungry] are you?
  29. how much [longer] [do, will, must] we wait?
  30. [don't know, not sure, no idea] how much (it costs)
  31. how come you don't [phone, write, visit]?
  32. how I love this [place, view, sunshine]!
  33. how [wonderful, sweet, stupid, embarrassing]!
  34. how [so, come]?
  35. a how-to [guide, video, article, manual]
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