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How are you? The best answers

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If you’re always answering ‘I’m fine, thank you’ on the How are you question, check out these options that will make your conversation definitely more fun.

Alternative to ‘I’m Ok’

  • Never been better!
  • So far, so good!
  • Can’t complain!
  • Good enough.

Worse than ‘I’m OK’

  • So-so.
  • Not too bad.
  • Could be better!
  • I could also be worse!

Negative responses

  • I’m not doing so well.
  • I’m swamped with work.
  • It’s been a bit of a tough week.
  • I’m not having an easy time at the moment.

Avoiding the question

  • You don’t want to know!
  • Don’t ask!
  • Do I have to answer that? I think you already know.

We hope that you’ve found these answers useful. Remember to practice with our daily speaking exercises. You will learn to speak freely on various topics and enrich your vocabulary with new words and phrases.