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==Irregular Verb==
 
==Irregular Verb==
know /no/, knew /nu:/, known /non/
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know /<span style="color:#060;">no</span>/, knew /<span style="color:#060;">nu:</span>/, known /<span style="color:#060;">non</span>/
  
 
==Syntax==
 
==Syntax==
  
[[Think]]ing is an activity, but you either ''know'' something or you don't. As a result, the verb is incompatible with <span style="color:#600;">be '''V'''ing</span>.
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[[Think]]ing is an activity, but you either ''know'' something or you don't. (cf. state verbs vs. activity verbs) As a result, the verb is incompatible with <span style="color:#600;">be '''V'''ing</span>. The present participle ''knowing'', of course, still exists (it's even an adjective), but it is not used with ''be''.
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Latest revision as of 16:09, 30 March 2020

Irregular Verb

know /no/, knew /nu:/, known /non/

Syntax

Thinking is an activity, but you either know something or you don't. (cf. state verbs vs. activity verbs) As a result, the verb is incompatible with be Ving. The present participle knowing, of course, still exists (it's even an adjective), but it is not used with be.