How vs Has - What's the difference?

how | has |

As an adverb how

is to what degree.

As a noun how

is the means by which something is accomplished or how can be (dialectal) an artificial barrow or tumulus.

As a conjunction how

is in which way; in such way.

As an interjection how

is .

As an adjective has is




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Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), (m), (etyl) . /hw/ > /h/ due to in (etyl); compare (m), which underwent this change later, and thus is spelt ''wh ((etyl) spelling of /hw/) but pronounced /h/ (it previously had a different vowel, hence avoided the spelling and sound change in Old English). Vowel change per Great Vowel Shift. Akin to (etyl) (m) ((etyl) (m)), . See (m) and compare (m).


  • To what degree.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait.}}
  • In what manner.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too.
  • In what state.
  • How are you?
    How was your vacation?
    Usage notes
    * See usage notes on else. * How good is it?'' means "To what extent is it good?", whereas ''How is it good?'' means "In what manner is it good?". Likewise, ''I know how good it is'' means "I know the extent to which it is good", whereas ''I know how it is good means "I know the manner in which it is good".
    Derived terms
    * how many * how much * how come * how so * know-how


    (en noun)
  • The means by which something is accomplished.
  • I am not interested in the why, but in the how .
  • * 1924 , Joseph Rickaby, Studies on God and His Creatures? , p. 102:
  • It is an a posteriori argument, evincing the fact, but not the how .


    (English Conjunctions)
  • In which way; in such way.
  • I remember how to solve this puzzle.
  • That, the fact that, the way that.
  • * 2010 April 24, Jesse McKinley, “ Don’t Call It ‘Pot’ in This Circle; It’s a Profession]”, in [[w:The New York Times, The New York Times] , page A1:
  • “There’s this real Al Capone fear that they’re going to get our guys, not on marijuana, but on something else,” Mr. Edson said, referring to how Capone was eventually charged with tax evasion rather than criminal activity.

    Etymology 2

    From a (etyl) language, compare (etyl) . Alternatively from (etyl) (m).


  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) (m).


    (en noun)
  • (dialectal) An artificial barrow or tumulus.
  • (dialectal) A small hill in northern England. (Usage preserved mainly in place names.)
  • References

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  • (have)
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