Posted by rfvv on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 10:30pm.
1. What is he like?
- He is strong and tall.
- He is active and generous.
2. What does he look like?
- He is reserved and friendly.
- He is average height.
(Are they all grammatical? What is the difference between question 1 and Question 2?)
- English - Writeacher, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 10:33pm
Question 1 seems to be asking more about his personality and character traits. Question 2 is asking about what he looks like ... height, coloring, etc.
Both of the answers for #1 are fine, but only the second answer for #2 is correct.
- English - rfvv, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 10:49pm
Thank you for your help...
3. What is he like?
- He is short and long hair.
Then is this answer acceptable as well?
- English - Writeacher, Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 11:17pm
These sentences would work with this question:
What is he like?
He is friendly and outgoing.
He is a very good student and spends lots of time in the library.
He is a very good athlete.
In other words, the answers need to focus on his personality and character, not his looks.
In re-reading my reply above, I see the error I made. Here's a correct explanation for you: Of the first two questions you posted, the first one elicits answers about his character, and the second one is expecting answers about his physical appearance.
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