"what about" and "how about"

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What do you think about? =What about?

 

How do you feel about? = How about?

 

Do you agree that "what about" and "how about" are short verions of them respectively? 

 

Thank you so much in advance.

asked Jan 14 at 07:17 Hans Contributor

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SanjayJan 14 at 14:41

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Yes, I agree with you, Hans.

 

"How about" is a shortened way of saying, "How do you feel about."

"What about" is a shortened way of saying, "What do you think about."

Also, "how about" and "what about" are often interchangeable.

 

What do you think about steak for dinner tonight?

What about having steak for dinner tonight?

How about steak tonight?

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