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When I dropped off my kid at school. I heard the teacher said “I like the way you’re walking in the hall.” or “I like how you walk in the hall.” I would say, "I like the way how you walk in the hall." Which one is correct? And why?

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  • No, you can't say *"the way how". Your first example is correct: "I like the way (that) you’re walking in the hall". Your second example "I like how you walk in the hall" is marginal, and best avoided
    – BillJ
    Feb 22 '20 at 12:37
  • I heard the teacher also said " I like how you walk in the hall."
    – Kindly
    Feb 22 '20 at 16:39
  • As I said, it is only marginally acceptable, and best avoided. Your teacher should not use it.
    – BillJ
    Feb 22 '20 at 16:53
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"... the way you walk..." and "... how you walk..." are correct and natural.

"... the way how you walk..." is ungrammatical.

"The way" describes how you walk, so "the way how" is redundant. It means, "... the way the way you walk".

You might be conflating the use of "that" with "how" because "I like the way that you walk" is correct and natural.

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[1] I like the way you walk in the hall.

[2] %I like how you walk in the hall.

[3] * I like the way how you walk in the hall.

In simple terms:

[1] is fine and the usual way of conveying this particular meaning.

[2] is only marginally acceptable (some dialects).

[3] is flat ungrammatical.

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