How can I use how?

How can I use how?

We use ‘how’ as an Adverb to ask questions, as a Conjunction and to introduce an Exclamation. We use ‘how’ to ask about the way or manner in which something happens or is done.

✓We can use ‘how’ to ask about something either directly or indirectly.

EXAMPLES OF DIRECT QUESTIONS=
•How are you?
• How is the food?
•How old are you?
• How old is your father?
•How do you know me?
• How did you manage to persuade him?

Examples of INDIRECT QUESTIONS=
•I don’t know how you manage.
• I’d like to know how these sweatshirts cost.
• I wonder how he found out l.
•Do you know how long it takes to walk down these stairs?

✓We can also use ‘how’ to form exclamatory sentences.
Usage= Before adjectives, adverb and verb phrases

•How amazing!
•How talented!
• How poor!
• How beautifully written!
•How pretty!
•How well she sings!

Note: With a noun phrase, we don’t use how. Rather we use What:

Usage: Before a noun phrase

For instance,

What a lovely day!

Not: How a lovely day!

✓Conjunction:
We use ‘how’ as a conjunction meaning ‘the way or condition in which’.
The clause with how is a subordinate clause and how always comes at the beginning of a subordinate clause.

For instance,
•You can spend your money how you want.

•I am shocked to hear about how the animals had been treated.

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