Writing

What’s the difference between SEE and WATCH?

Summary: You see a movie at a movie theater; you watch a movie at home. When I first started teaching English some twenty-five years ago, a constant area to cover in a lesson at some point was the difference between seeing and watching, for example, seeing a movie and watching a movie. Most of the…

Writing

WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE vs HOW IT LOOKS LIKE vs HOW IT LOOKS

Summary: It’s correct to use the question word what with the preposition like, but incorrect to use  the question word how with the preposition like. So what it looks like is correct, but *how it looks like is incorrect. In grammatical terms, we need to use the noun what after the preposition like, not the adverb how. Introduction First, take…