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When to use how are you? how do you do? how do you doing?

wscseed

wscseed

Taiwan

When to use how are you? how do you do? how do you doing?If my grammar is wrong or imperfect for sentence, tell me please.

10:13 AM Oct 16 2008 |

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tiffintime

tiffintime

Sri Lanka

Hi! How are you?

Fine, thanks, and how are you?

How do you do?

How do you do.

The usual reply is to repeat the same sentence again. It's a bit formal, and it's not that common now. I think it's more British than American, but I'm not too sure.

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How are you doing?/ How are you doing these days?

Great! Thanks.

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What are you doing?

I'm reading a book.  

10:52 AM Oct 16 2008 |

ltdung80

ltdung80

Viet Nam

hey…....I am really not thinking like you.

I use "how are you ?"or "how about you today ? " when you want to care someone.

and "How about your job ?"  when you want to know about their work.

and "What are you doing ?" when you want to know they are doing something …. but you are not sure.

01:25 PM Oct 16 2008 |

tiffintime

tiffintime

Sri Lanka

I sometimes say, 'How are you keeping?'. However, an American had commented at another site that it's not commonly said these days, and its use is considered to be 'rustic'. 

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=1072545

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=315874

For Australian English, follow this link and scroll down to 'Greetings'.

http://www.studentlodge.com.au/allthings/allThings.htm

A movie about 'How are you?', and a social problem in our region.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBxy1R0jitM

<quote>

"How are you doing these days?"-"I am doing fine thank you"
"What are you doing these days?"
-"I am trying to learn Spanish."

http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=17402

 

06:47 AM Oct 17 2008 |

lymark

lymark

China

how is it going

06:55 AM Oct 17 2008 |

tiffintime

tiffintime

Sri Lanka

Hey, what's up?

08:26 AM Oct 17 2008 |