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what about (not comparable)
- Used to make a suggestion.
- What about going to a restaurant tonight?
- Used to ask someone to consider something or someone that they have apparently not considered.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 15, in The China Governess:
- ‘No,’ said Luke, grinning at her. ‘You're not dull enough! […] What about the kid's clothes? I don't suppose they were anything to write home about, but didn't you keep anything? A bootee or a bit of embroidery or anything at all?’
- You're obviously having a good time, but what about me?
- To repeat a question but referring to a different subject or object.
- A: Is John coming tomorrow? B:Yes A: What about David?
- A: Do you like football? B:No A: What about basketball?
- To express approval of an occurrence or a result.
- What about the second goal!
- (making a suggestion): how about, how's about
- (asking for consideration): what of, how about
used to make a suggestion
used to ask someone to consider something or someone that they have apparently not considered
used to repeat a question