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OVERVIEW OF ADVERB HOW
1. In what manner or way; by what means: How does this machine work?
2. In what state or condition: How is she today?
3. To what extent, amount, or degree: How bad was it?
4. For what reason or purpose; why: How is it that he left early?
5. With what meaning: How should I take that remark?
6. By what name: How is she called?
7. By what measure; in what units: How do you sell this corn?
8. What. Usually used in requesting that something be said again: How’s that again?
9. Used as an intensive: How we laughed!
OVERVIEW OF NOUN HOW
A manner or method of doing something: “The how of research is generated by the why of the world” (Frederick Turner).
“and how” (Informal)
Most certainly; you bet: “She’s a good dancer, and how!”
What is your thought, feeling, or desire regarding:”How about a cup of tea? How about that storm last night?”
“how about that” (Informal)
Used rhetorically to express surprise or wonder at or approval for something.
“how come?” ( Informal)
How is it that; why: “How come you’re so late?”
How is it so: “You say the answer is wrong. How so?”