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Example Question: 'How do you do?' & 'How are you?'

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(Module 1 – Meeting, Greeting, Welcoming)

Are ‘How do you do?’ and ‘How are you?’ synonyms?

 

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No, ‘How do you do?’ is a formal synonym for ‘Nice to meet you.’ You can only use it when you meet someone for the first time. The reply to if is usually the same: ‘How do you do?’

‘How are you?’ is a real question for someone you already know. They can reply: ‘I’m fine, thank you.’ or ‘Not very well.’

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