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Questions with like


Uses of like in questions

The word like is used in different ways to ask questions. Such questions with like may have different meanings.

Like may be used to ask questions about:

  • Personality or the characteristics of something.
  • Preferences.
  • Physical appearance.
  • Hobbies.

The word like in these question is used either as a verb or as a preposition.

Talking about personality or the characteristics of something

Like can be used to ask about personality or the characteristics of something:

Example:

  • What's your friend like? → He's nice.
  • What's the house like? → It's huge.
  • What was the weather like? → It was sunny.

Like in the above examples is used as a preposition.

Talking about about preferences

Like can be used to talk about preferences.

Examples:

  • What would you like to eat? → Fish, please.
  • What would you like to do next weekend? → Go sightseeing.

Like is used in these questions as a verb.

Talking about physical appearance or resemblance

Like may be used in questions to ask about physical appearance.

Examples:

  • What does he look like? → He is tall and has got black long hair.
  • What does she look like? → She is beautiful. She has brown eyes and short black hair.
  • Who do you look like? → I look just like my father.
  • Who does she look like? → She looks like her grandmother.

Like in the above questions is used as a preposition.

Talking about hobbies

To ask about hobbies, use like in questions as follows:

  • What does he like doing? → He likes singing.
  • What do you like doing? → I like reading.

Like in these examples is used as a verb.