Unit 43. Questions (3) Who is she talking to? What is it like?
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|Julia is talking to someone.
Who is Julia talking to?
- Questions (Who … ? / What… ? / Where … ? / Which … ?) often end with a preposition (to/for/about/with etc.):
- ‘I'm afraid.’ ‘Why? What are you afraid of?’
- ‘Where is your friend from?’ ‘She's from Germany.’
- ‘Who does this book belong to?’ ‘It's mine.’
- ‘Who did she go on holiday with?’ ‘With her parents.’
- ‘What does he look like?’ ‘He's got a beard and wears glasses.’
- ‘This book is very good.’ ‘Is it? What is it about?’
- ‘Tom's father is in hospital.’ ‘Which hospital is he in?’
- What (is/are/was/were) … like?
‘What is it like?’ = Tell me something about it; is it good or bad, big or small, old or new? etc.
When we say ‘What … like?’, like is a preposition. It is not the verb like (Do you like music? etc.).
- A: I went to the new restaurant last night.
B: Oh, did you? What's it like? Good?
A: Yes, excellent.
- A: What's your new teacher like?
B: She's very good. We learn a lot.
- A: I met Linda's parents yesterday.
B: Oh, what are they like?
A: They're very friendly.
- A: What was the weather like when you were on holiday?
B: Very nice.