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Difference between 'what are you going to get' and 'how are you going to get'



 
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Difference between 'what are you going to get' and 'how are you going to get' #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 24, 2005 0:14 am   Difference between 'what are you going to get' and 'how are you going to get'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #47 "Question Words", question 2

......... are you going to get home from work?

(a) Which
(b) Who
(c) How
(d) What

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #47 "Question Words", answer 2

How are you going to get home from work?

Correct answer: (c) How

Your answer was: incorrect
What are you going to get home from work?
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What vs. how #2 (permalink) Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:39 am   What vs. how
 

Hi,

In this sentence how means in what way/what sort of transport are you using.

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but if you mean that you are going to take some friend to home? #3 (permalink) Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:26 pm   but if you mean that you are going to take some friend to home?
 

Hello,

In the sentence

____ are you going to get home from work?

It is possible to use Who if you mean that you are going to move a workmate of yours from his work to his home??

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Difference between 'what are you going to get' and 'how are you going to get' #4 (permalink) Tue Sep 11, 2007 15:24 pm   Difference between 'what are you going to get' and 'how are you going to get'
 

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No, Jon, that would be an unnatural sentence.

It would always be better to say something like this:
Who are you going to drive home from work?
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What vs. how #5 (permalink) Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:35 am   What vs. how
 

Hello Alan, Yankee

First, thank you for detailed explanations and responses - I read the most of your explanations to the test questions.

So, my question is why the question can use Why? Is it true to say:

How do you usually get home?

In the same way could I say:

How are you going to get home?

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