(1) I don’t understand how this machine works.
I don’t understand the way this machine works.
(2) I don't understand [b]how[/b] he could behave this way. I don't understand [b]the way[/b] he could behave this way. I have two questions: 1) Do the sentences above have the same meaning? 1) Can the expression 'the way" replace the word "how" all the time in such cases?
Thank you in advance.
I wish you a merry Christmas.