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comment How would you name these two different types of adjectival qualifying?
@Mari-LouA - "Would you mind if I posed the question myself and cited your arguments?" - Of course, I wouldn't mind. You can also mention my name - no problem at all. Nice talking to you.
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comment How would you name these two different types of adjectival qualifying?
@Mari-LouA - (2) For example, "Are you crazy about Jack?" - "How do you mean 'crazy'?'' - It would be way more logical to say that the speaker here is, in fact, inquiring the reazon why the interlocutor said "crazy", and to say that the speaker is "inquiring the way how his interlocutor means the word 'crazy'" would be quite a stretch. "I suggest that you post a question showing the research which supports your standpoint" – It’s already a turned page for me. Not interested.
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comment How would you name these two different types of adjectival qualifying?
@Mari-LouA - (1) Neither of the two links provide any valid reason as to why "How do you call it?" couldn’t be a case of correct phrasal usage (like, say, "Long time no see" – although it is quite different from "Haven’t seen you for a long time!", however, it is absolutely correct) . The only thing they do is stick to the face value of "How?" and "What?". "How?" on its face value is more related to the way things are done and "What?" on its face value is more related to a thing. However, those are not the only meanings of "How?" and "What?".
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comment How would you name these two different types of adjectival qualifying?
@Mari-LouA - "And no one has ever questioned or said my edits made users' posts worse" - It has nothing to do with you personally. It is just that no one has so far convinced me that "How do you call...?" questions are incorrect. I, in fact, had researched this matter long before showing up here in english.stack and the conclusion that I had come to is still the same. So far, I haven't seen any valid arguments that would show me clearly that "How do you call ... ?" questions are wrong.
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comment How would you name these two different types of adjectival qualifying?
@Mari-LouA: "Would you mind editing your title to “What would you name these ....?” and "What would you call the first ...the second....?" Thanks!" - I most definitely would. I consider "How do you call this?" questions to be absolutely correct and synonymous to "What do you call this?" - just like "How about <taking a train/having a drink/etc.>?" and "What about <taking a train/having a drink/etc.>?" idea-suggesting questions. The best answer chosen in the post, the link to which you have provided, doesn't convince me otherwise at all.
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