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Is this grammatical? Couldnt find an answer browsing web.Or do I have to say "the way you love me" ? I thought the way and how were pretty similar but doesnt look as this is the case. You cant say "I love how this looks." but I think "I love the way this looks" is fine. Now Im confused here because apparently a song is called like this as well so Id like to have an explanation as to why its possible here.

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I love how you love me.

Though possibly an odd thing to say is grammatically correct. You are saying how you greatly appreciate how someone shows their affection towards you.

I love how this looks.
I love the way this looks.

are both correct, understandable and have the same meanings.

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    ok I thought it had to be "I love what this looks like." if anything (y sounds bad) since how refers to the way "this" "sees". The way is surely the best option here that I know for sure though. Sep 25, 2016 at 22:41
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    @ChadThunder "Look" doesn't mean "see" here. It is used here as an intransitive verb with the meaning of "to seem to the sight or to the mind" (OED.) Sep 25, 2016 at 23:09
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    Alright but "I love how this smells" for instance is wrong isnt it? If you are talking about the smell not the smelling ability of "this". I remember seeing this kind ox explanation somewhere but I might be recalling it incorrectlh. Sep 25, 2016 at 23:16
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    @ChadThunder No, it's not wrong. It's the same principle: in I love how this smells, the verb "smell" (with apologies to S. Johnson) is intransitive with the meaning send forth, or exhale an odour Sep 25, 2016 at 23:39
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    Okay thanks now one last example. I know "Whats this song called" is fine but never hear someone say "How is his song called". Is this wrong if so why, does it sound bad? Whats the matter here? Sep 25, 2016 at 23:46

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