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What made you think that I love you

Why did you think that I love you

How did you think that I love you

What is the difference between these three sentences?

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What made you think that I love you?

"What happened that caused you to think that I love you?"

Why did you think that I love you?

"For what reason did you start thinking that I love you?"

How did you think that I love you?

This is one a bit trickier. This would often (but not always) be used to show surprise. "How could you possibly think that I could love you?" or a bit clearer, "You thought I loved you? How could you think that?". I don't know if what I am trying to say is getting across, but I really can't think of a way to say it without using "how".

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These are mostly synonymous, but there are a few differences:

What made you think that I love you?

What is used to specify something (be it a person, place, thing, idea, etc.) as a cause.

"What event or thought influenced you to think that I love you?"

Why did you think that I love you?

Why is used to specify a motive or reason behind an action.

"What reason do you have that support the notion that I love you?"

How did you think that I love you?

How is used to specify what methods were used in the application of the verb.

Either

"How was it possible for you to think that I loved you?"

OR

"In what ways did you think I love you?"

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