However and how ever

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However does not mean the same as how ever. The expression how ever is mainly used in questions. It shows ideas such as surprise or anger. The word ever is merely used for the purpose of emphasis.

You can remove ever and the sentence will still make sense.

Some grammarians believe that how ever has the same meaning as how on earth.

However is used to show how a sentence is related to what has already been said.

However can also mean in whatever manner.

See Also

Had better
...hardly ...when/before ...
Has been
Have or have got
Have vs Having
Hear and listen
He, she or they
How and what like?
However, yet, still, though
How ever and however

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