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What is the difference between has and as?

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05/01/2010

They are completely different words, serving totally different functions.

"Has" is the third person singular of the verb "to have".

"As" is a conjunction equivalent to "for' and sometimes "like".

Source of Possible Confusion

Many authors who write dialogue in certain vernaculars, such as Liverpudlian English, have used the contraction " 'as" to reflect a speaker's pronunciation of the word "has."

Example: "Moriarty has no respect for us low sort," the cabbie complained.

This may be presented as: "Moriarty 'as no respect for us low sort," the cabbie complained.