I have a friend who is learning a certain software to help her write a book. Today I asked her two questions:
How’s it coming with your study?
How’s it going with your book?
It opened my eyes to the similarity in these two questions and the possible difference. I think we tend to use these two expressions almost interchangeably, and yet I believe there is a subtle difference that became apparent to me in this situation.
My friend is studying the software. She is taking that knowledge into her head. How’s it coming, I asked, because the knowledge is coming to her.
She is giving knowledge in the case of writing her book. How is it going? I ask this because the information is going from her to the reader.
This is simply an observation. Do you have any thoughts about this? Reply/comment below and give us your thoughts.