Answer to English Grammar Question 6928

when can we use "how about" and when can we use "what about"?

From member: khadija KILA in Morocco

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Hi Khadija. This is another one of those situations, and we've discussed quite a few of them here, where you can use the two phrases interchangeably:

Both can be used to make suggestions.

Or, in the case of a non-suggestive question:

So, use either and the earth won't open up and swallow you!

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