And you? x How about you? x What about you?: Diferença

Avatar do usuário Donay Mendonça 50295 21 80 1167
"From what I´ve learned teaching English, and what I´ve seen in most books, the difference is that we use WHAT ABOUT + noun, and HOW ABOUT + verb. It´s a pretty simple explanation, but that´s how it´s being taught in schools in Brazil."


I disagree. Unfortunately that's a misleading explanation. See what Merriam-Webster and other reliabe sources say:

What about [=how about] coming with us?
What about driving to the coast for the weekend?
We'll need to talk about this again. What about (meeting) next week?
What about another game? [=would you like to play another game?]


What about having another drink?


How about a break?
How about going for a meal?
How about we go for a meal?


We'll need to talk about this again. How about (meeting) next month?
How about [=what about] driving to the coast for the weekend?
How about another game? [=would you like to play another game?]
What should we do tonight? How about (seeing) a movie?
How's about some more pie?


How about a cup of tea?


Hope it helps,
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