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The difference between “How do you like” and “How would you like”

While the only difference between “How do you like” and “How would you like” appears to be the use of ‘do’ and ‘would’, it indeed brings two completely different messages! Let’s explore!

“How do you like” is to seek customers’ comments. When you ask “How do you like your coffee?”, the customer should reply “I like it”, “I don’t like it” , ”Too bitter” , “Too strong” , “Too weak”…etc.

“How would you like”
is to check how customers would like the food to be processed.  When you ask “How would you like your steak?”, the customer should reply “Rare”, ”Medium Rare”, ”Medium”, “Medium Well” or “Well Done”.

The difference between “How do you like” and “How would you like”

 (The article is provided by HKVEP, the illustration is provided by Maxim)