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  • Sometimes a friend will do something exciting and you'll want to be able to ask them how it went.

  • In this video we're going to look at 5 different ways that you can ask someone how something went in English.

  • The first and simplest way to ask somebody in English how things have gone is to say:

  • How did it go?

  • And the faster version would be:

  • How'd it go?

  • Imagine you have a friend who just started a new job.

  • And they've just finished their first day of work.

  • You could ask them:

  • How did it go?

  • Or:

  • How'd it go?

  • And they could respond with:

  • It went very well.

  • Or, it didn't go so well.

  • The second way that you could ask someone how something went is to say:

  • How did that go?

  • Or, the faster version:

  • How'd that go?

  • Imagine someone has told you that they just used a new recipe to cook a chicken.

  • You could say:

  • Hey Dave, how did that go?

  • And they could respond with:

  • It went very well.

  • The chicken was delicious.

  • Or:

  • It didn't go well.

  • I burnt the chicken.

  • A third way to ask someone how something went is to ask the question:

  • How was that? or How was it?

  • Maybe you have a friend that just told that they went scuba diving.

  • A way to ask them how it went would be to say:

  • How was it? or How was that?

  • They could be used interchangeably.

  • You could say:

  • How was it Dave?

  • And they could respond:

  • It was amazing.

  • I saw so many fish.

  • Or they might say:

  • It didn't go very well.

  • I'm afraid of the water.

  • A fourth way to ask someone how something went is to ask the question:

  • How did things turn out?

  • Imagine a friend has borrowed money from you to start a business.

  • When you see them you could say:

  • How did things turn out?

  • And they could respond by saying:

  • Things are going very well.

  • Here is your money back.

  • Or they might say:

  • Things aren't going so great.

  • I won't be able to pay you back for several weeks.

  • A fifth and final way to ask someone how something went is to ask the question:

  • How did you make out?

  • And the faster version would be:

  • How didja make out? **Not proper written English, but is used in spoken English.

  • Or:

  • Howdya make out? **Not proper written English, but is used in spoken English.

  • How did you make out?

  • How didja make out? **Not proper written English, but is used in spoken English.

  • Or, Howdya make out? **Not proper written English, but is used in spoken English.

  • Imagine you have a friend who recently took a driving test.

  • You could say to them:

  • Hey, how did you make out?

  • And they could respond by saying:

  • It went super good.

  • I passed.

  • Or, maybe they'll say:

  • It didn't' go so well.

  • I hit a tree.

  • Well that was 5 ways to ask someone how something went in the past.

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  • Bob the Canadian here.

  • Learn English with Bob the Canadian.

  • I hope you enjoyed this video.

  • Have a great day.

Sometimes a friend will do something exciting and you'll want to be able to ask them how it went.

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5 Ways to Ask Someone How it Went in English

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    Samuel posted on 2018/07/07
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