What are the common situations to use this phrase How's you doing? Could it be related to something specific? For example to News?

I've seen the phrase: How's Your News?

What does 's stand for? Is News a plural? If news is plural, how is the phrase used?

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The phrases in use are "how are you doing?" (with the 're contraction, usually, since it's a conventional phrase), and "what's new?" or "what's the news?". I've never heard "how's your news?" said by a native speaker (I just checked your pointer to the wiki article: that's a very specific use that doesn't extend to ordinary speech and sounds strange even as a professional question).

In the phrase "what's the news?", is is used because "news" is what's known as a collective singular. Collective singulars have a plural form, but are seen as an aggregate, thus taking the singular verb.

English doesn't use "new" as a noun, it's always an adjective in singular form. Saying "what's the new?" where "new" is a noun (as opposed to "what's new?", where new is an adjective), sounds very strange and unnatural.


I don't recognise "How's you doing" as Standard English. There are probably English variants where people do say this, and if I would heard it I would assume that the speaker either used one of those dialects, or was pretending to do so.

As MMacD says, "How's your news?" is not a familiar question, and "news" is not plural.

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