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Etymology

Middle English how, hou, hu, hwu, Old English , from the same root as hwæt (who, what); akin to Old Saxon hww, Dutch hoe, compare German wie (how). See who and compare why.

Pronunciation

Adverb

how (not comparable)

Positive
how

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. To what degree.
    How often do you practice?
  2. In what state.
    How are you?
    How was your vacation?
  3. In what manner.
    How do you solve this puzzle?
    How else can we get this finished?
  4. Used as a modifier to indicate surprise, delight, or other strong feelings.
    How very interesting!
    How wonderful it was to receive your invitation.

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Translations

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Conjunction

how

  1. In which way.
    I remember how to solve this puzzle.

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Adverb

how

  1. yes

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