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how about...? (1)

This page is about the conversational phrase how about...? (1).

Meaning: You can use this when suggesting something in particular.

For example:

  • "When can we meet?"
    "How about Monday? Would that be OK?"

  • "Who can we get to babysit the kids?"
    "How about the girl next door?"

Quick Quiz:

If someone says "How about a game of golf?", they'd like you to

a. explain the game of golf

b. show them how to play

c. join them in a game

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Contributor: Matt Errey