LINGUIST List 32.2859

Wed Sep 08 2021

Qs: English Grammar and Usage Survey

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 05-Sep-2021
From: Kota Nishiwaki <hot_corner_55hotmail.com>
Subject: English Grammar and Usage Survey
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If you are a native speaker of English, could you help me with the following questions? Any comments are welcome. Please send your replies directly to my email,

hot_corner_55hotmail.com

Your responses will assist me in my research.

- Please explain the difference between (1) and (2).
(1) How about eating out this evening?
(2) What about eating out this evening?

- Please explain the difference between (3) and (4).
(3) How about the kids? Who’s going to look after them?
(4) What about the kids? Who’s going to look after them?

- Are the expressions below acceptable to you? If “yes,” please explain the difference, if any, between “how about” and “what about” before “let’s.” If they are acceptable to you, please give an example of a context in which each would be used. If the expressions are unacceptable to you, please briefly explain why.

(5) How about let’s try it one more time.
(6) What about let’s try it one more time.

- Please provide the following information. This will be used only for academic purposes, and will be kept strictly confidential.
Sex: ( ) / Prefer not to answer.
Age: ( ) / Prefer not to answer.
Your native country: ( ) / Prefer not to answer.
Job: ( ) / Prefer not to answer.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Kota Nishiwaki
e-mail: hot_corner_55hotmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


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