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Grammar question

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.