What is the difference between how and the way that? I would like know it because to my English book I can say for example: "That is not how you should talk to your mother " Buy I have to say: "I don't like the way you talk your mother?" And it doesn't explain why.. And which form is used more?
Apr 13, 2016 9:25 AM
Answers · 2
Hi there, Both sentences express similar ideas. HOW and THE WAY (you do something) are interchangeable. But there are word partners, word sequences that we often use together. And such is `I don`t like the way ............. (you do something for example) ` It`s likely that if we start the sentence with `I don`t like ` then we`re gonna continue with `the way` when we want to express this idea. Your first sentence is perfectly good too though. It sounds more like a suggestion, a good idea.
April 13, 2016
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