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Does "How so?" mean the same as "What for?" and "Why?" ? My gut feeling is that "How so?" asks a person to describe how something happened, and the other two just talk back.
Aug 23, 2014 7:34 PM
Answers · 8
See these short dialogues as illustrations. "He's a good prime minister." "How so?" (meaning "In what way is he good?") "I want to give my mother a Formula 1 car." "What for?" (meaning, "For what purpose? Does she need it?") "I want to quit my job." "Why?" (meaning, "What's the reason?")
August 23, 2014
"How so?" basically means "Can you explain what you mean by that?"
August 23, 2014
Go with you gut feeling.
August 23, 2014
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