I love you how you loved him.

I love you the (same) way you loved him.

I love you like you loved him.

In cases like this one, is "how" = "the same way"/"the way"/ "like"? Do all the sentences mean the same thing?

  • What dictionary definition are you working from? thefreedictionary.com/How conj. The manner or way in which: forgot how it was done.
    – ColleenV
    Jul 12, 2016 at 11:28
  • how wouldn't be used as a conjunction in comparisons, as you can see in the definitions.
    – user3169
    Jul 12, 2016 at 17:28
  • @user3169 Which is why I asked which dictionary definition they looked at.
    – ColleenV
    Jul 13, 2016 at 14:37

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In My knowledge, three sentence are same meaning when we look over view of the meaning. But in depth we see means, It have difference.

1.First sentence looks the Quantity of love. 2 Second one is looks way or handle or procedure of love. 3.Third one represent your opinion.

But we looks of overall means both are same.

  • how <> quantity. You are thinking of "how much".
    – TimR
    Jul 12, 2016 at 13:16
  • What would you say are the differences between them three sentences? @TRomano Jul 12, 2016 at 16:45

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