Question word: How to use “How”?

In English, the term “How” is used to elaborate the most diverse types of questions.

There are in English some words called “Question Words” that as the name says we use to make questions, they are: Where, Who, When, Why, Which, What and How. We are going to talk about some specifics using for the question word “how”. If you want to know more details about those question words look at the Question Words article. / There are some words in English called question words that, as the name suggests, are used to elaborate questions, such as Where (where), Who (who), When (when), Why (why?), Which (what / what), What (which / what / what) and How(how). Let’s talk about some specific uses for the question word how. If you want to know more details about these quoted question words , take a look at the article “ Question Words ”.

We use the HOW when we want to describe the way that something is done and about condition or quality. Look: / We use the HOW (how) when we want to describe the way something is done, the condition or quality. See:

a) How much – We use it with uncountable nouns to indicate that we are talking about quantity or a price. / How much – We use it with countless nouns to indicate that we are talking about quantity or price:

  • How much time do you need to do it?
    How long do you need to do this?

  • How much is that pretty pink dress?
    How much does that beautiful pink dress cost?

  • How much money will you need?
    How much money will you need?

b) How many – We use it with countable nouns to indicate that we are talking about quantity . / How many – We use it with countable nouns to indicate that we are talking about quantity.

  • How many apples are there in the fridge?
    How many apples are in the fridge?

  • How many people live in this country?
    How many people live in that country?

  • How many cats and dogs do you have?
    How many cats and dogs do you have?

c) How often – We use it to indicate frequency. / How often – We use it to indicate frequency.

  • How often do you visit your parents?
    How often do you visit your parents?

  • How often does he go to the cinema?
    How often does he go to the movies?

  • How often does it rain here?
    How often does it rain here?

d) How far – We use it to indicate distance. / How far (What is the distance?) – We use it to indicate distance.

  • How far is the college from her house?
    How far is it from college to her house?

  • How far is the bus stop from here?
    How far is it from the bus stop?

  • How far is your home from mine?
    How far is it from your house to mine?

 

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