Posted by ESC on February 10, 2004
In Reply to: Grammar question posted by Dana on February 09, 2004
: What is the difference between "How was the holiday?" and "What was the holiday like?".Thanks
I don't know if it is a question of grammar. To me "How was the holiday?" is more of a short-answer question. The holiday was "good," "OK," etc.
"What was the holiday like?" seems to mean the person asking wants more detail, a description.