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Are these English sentences correct? 1." What does he look like?" 2." What is he like? " ( Is it the same as the first sentence?) 3." How does he look like?" 4. " How does he look?" 5." How is he like?" 6. “He has the same weight as me?“ Can you help?Thanks!
Nov 9, 2016 11:46 AM
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November 9, 2016
1." What does he look like?" Correct, asking about his physical appearence 2." What is he like? " ( Is it the same as the first sentence?)Correct, but is asking more about his character or behaviour. 3." How does he look like?" Meaningless, incorrect 4. " How does he look?" Correct, asking about the persons health and how it manifests itself in his appearence. So he might look "tired", "white faced", "shattered" etc 5." How is he like?" Meaningless, incorrect 6. “He has the same weight as me?“ This is not a question, if you want a question it would be "Is he the same weight as me?" generally English relies on the structure to form the sentence. Some versions use the rising inflection, but, that just sounds childish to other English speakers so best avoided. Can you help?Thanks!
November 9, 2016
1." What does he look like?" Correct 2." What is he like? " ( Is it the same as the first sentence? Not exactly)It is correct but sounds a little bit ambiguous as it can refer to physical appearance as well as personality/character. 3." How does he look like?" Correct 4. " How does he look?" It seems like a question about how someone looks at something. 5." How is he like?" (It sounds strange to me, I wouldn't use this one) You can say only "How is she/he" to ask about well-being or health of someone. 6. “He has the same weight as me?“ Correct Can you help? Thanks!
November 9, 2016
amy0320
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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