The German language (my mother tongue) does not offer different question words for asking for an adjective and for an adverb. In both cases
Wie? is used which literally means
How? in English. This raises some difficulties for English question sentences:
Is my assumption right, that for adverbs
how is used and for adjectives
what is ... like? For example:
He was eating lunch hurriedly.
How was he eating lunch?
She worked very hard yesterday.
How did she work yesterday?
Our clothes were wet because it rained cats and dogs.
What were our clothes like?
Our new car drives twice as fast as our old one.
What is the car that drives twice as fast as our old one like?
Could the forms of
What is ... like be replaced with forms of
How is ..., must they be replaced or would it be wrong to replace them?