LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||31/MAR/2011 8:22 PM|
|Assunto:||what's it like?|
" When asking someone about a place or person...I've learned the structure:
Yeah, you got/learnt it right. Most textbooks have this grammar point.
BUT, again, no "what is
Stick to one of the two following forms =>
Now, as Fran pointed out, it might have been a informal and conversational context, so it could be implied "how is it to living in downtown" or "how is downtown like'' (the description of the landscape etc...)
May be acceptable form in certain situations, in English you have to adapt the culture of the speaker (not always that literate or academical), but it is not very usual (even not natural, most of times).
So, Fran hit the nail in the head (hehe) on that one, as always she learns how things work in real life pretty fast.
When I grow up I want to be like this!
Hope it helps.
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