Are these expressions similar?

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    Post by rod36 on Thu May 28, 2009 2:52 am

    What's up? How is it going? What's going on?
    When can they be used?
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    Post by nuhru_1098 on Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:28 pm

    Hi Rod,

    These questions seem very similar but they are used in different contexts:
    Whatīs up? is used to ask someone what is wrong or what is going wrong with them, thatīs to say, if they have any problem.
    How is it going? is used as a friendly greeting. Itīs the same as How are you?
    Whatīs going on? is nearly the same as Whatīs the matter? and it is used in the moment of speaking, thatīs to say, what is exactly happening.

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    Post by rod36 on Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:34 am

    Thank you nuhru_1098 fot the explanation.
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    Post by nuhru_1098 on Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:02 pm

    Hi ,

    youīre welcome.
    I hope I helped you with my explanations. Sorry for my delay but Iīve been correcting lots of examinations these days.
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