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"What does he like" vs "What"s he like" - what"s the difference?

What does he like? vs. What’s he like? (What is he like?)At first, these two questions appear khổng lồ be asking the same thing. Actually, they are asking two completely different questions.What does he like?Here, “like” is used as a verb. This question is asking about another person’s preferences – the food a person likes to lớn eat, the books he likes lớn read, the music he likes khổng lồ listen to, the TV programs or movies he likes lớn watch, the sports he likes khổng lồ do, và so on:I love reading books. What bởi vì you like to bởi vì in your spare time?John likes spaghetti và Mary likes grilled salmon. What does Tom like?Christmas is coming. What toys vày the kids like?What’s he like?Here, “like” is used as a preposition. This question is actually asking you khổng lồ describe a person in some way. It is asking you about someone’s character, habits, appearance, or other unique characteristic.You work for Ebenezer Scrooge, don’t you? What’s he like? –He’s an old skinflint, and refuses to lớn spend a penny more than he has to.Have you met Mark? What’s he like? –He’s tall, dark & handsome.How was your first day of school? What’s your new teacher like? –She seems lượt thích a nice lady, but I think she’ll give us a lot of homework!We can also use “What’s — like?” lớn ask for a description of a place or thing instead of a person:I heard you saw the new movie. What’s it like? –It’s a spy movie, with a lot of adventure.Did you go to Niagara Falls on your vacation? What’s it like? –Oh, it’s amazing.


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