I ate dinner at Curry House the other day, and after finishing my spicy shabu-shabu beef curry, I looked at their comment card. One of the questions on the card asked, “Were you satisfied to your liking today?” Right below the question were boxes that you could check off to indicate how satisfied you were with their service (not really, somewhat, very). After reading the question, I thought to myself, “Huh? Is that question grammatically correct?” The question bothered me for a couple of minutes because I knew it sounded awkward.
If I were to change the question, I would change it to ask “how” satisfied the customer was. If I asked how satisfied the customer was, then that question would better complement the responses next to the check boxes.
So without further ado, I believe that the Curry House should have asked, “How satisfied were you with our service today? Please check one of the boxes below.” To me, that question sounds better. I don’t know. What do you guys think?