| #3 (permalink) Sat May 06, 2006 16:41 pm How or What: How/What does it look like?
|Hi! I would like to get your opinion on this. Thanks.
Which sentence is correct?
1) How does it look like?
2) What does it look like?
Only sentence 2 is grammatically correct.
The correct form of sentence 1 would be --> How does it look? (i.e., the word 'like' is incorrect here.)
A response to "How does it look?" would normally be an adjective.
A response to "What does it look like?" would usually be a noun. (i.e. something that looks similar to "it"). You might end up getting adjectives as a response here, too --- especially if you ask about a person rather than a thing. As Pamela mentioned, in the response, you need an object after the word 'like' .
Q: "How does it look?"
A: "It looks fantastic!"
Q: "How does he look?"
A: "He looks angry."
Q: "What does it look like?" (it = his house, for example)
A: "It looks like a castle in a fairy tale."
Q: "What does he look like?"
A: "He looks like a movie star. He's tall, dark and very handsome! In fact, I think he looks a lot like George Clooney."
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