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Serenity Carr, Assistant Editor
Ways to Ask How Someone is Doing
Friday April 7th 2017
What are some alternative ways to say "And you?" or "How about you" when someone asks me if I'm OK and I want to ask him/her back? — ThKt, Brazil

When someone asks how you are, and you want to ask how they are in return, there are many ways you can respond. Below are some common phrases you can use.


"How/What about yourself?"

"How are you doing?"

"And yourself?" or just "Yourself?"

"And how have you been?"

"How's it going with you?"

"How are things on your end?"

"How's everything with you?"

"Have you been doing ok?"


I hope this helps.


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