Do the following sentences have the same meaning?

How are you doing?

How are you going?

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  • 2 months ago
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    Not in American English.

    'How are you doing'? Is a casual inquiry into health.

    'How are you going'? Would be referring to what means of transportation are you using to get somewhere.

    You may mean: 'How is it going'? This means the same thing. A casual inquiry into you state of being.

    Source(s): American English speaker for 67 years.
  • RP
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. The second is odd. Generally, it would be something like How are things going.

  • HMFan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Not really.

    “How are you doing?” is a general inquiry about the relative state of one’s life and can also be stated as “how are you getting on?” “what’s up?” or simply “how are you?”“How are you going?” sounds more specific regarding either a route or means of travel, to which the answer might be “by way of Main Street to Highway 4” or “mostly by bus but we might rent a cab.”

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No.

    I agree with robert2020.  

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Both are informal ways of asking about your health. They are 'ice-breakers', ways of starting a conversation.

  • Eva
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They do not. Doing is a state of mind. Going used in that way would mean mode of transportation or route of travel.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The idiom is "how is it going?"  both are rather informal, but they mean much the same as the traditional How do you do?  How are going? means How are you getting there?

  • 2 months ago

    'How are you going' Doesn't make sense. It should be how is it going?and that is the basically the same as, how are you doing.

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. General equivalent questions of well-being: How are you? How are you doing? How are things? 

    You can use "going" as "How's it going?" as a less used generic equivalent of well-being.

    "How are you going?" is a literal question referring to a means of transportation to go to a place or event.

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