90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
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as an adverb (introducing a direct or indirect question): How do you spell your last name? ♦ I don’t know how the system works. (introducing an exclamation): ♦ How I hate the winter! (followed by an adjective or adverb): ♦ How old is Peter? ♦ I didn’t realize how smart she was. ♦ It’s surprising how quickly the weather can change. (before “much,” “many,” “few,” or “little”): ♦ How much do you earn? (introducing a clause that is the subject, object, or complement of another clause): ♦ How I spend my free time is a private matter.
as a conjunction (connecting two clauses): You can live your life how you want.