Hello dear UE users,
Let's say that I'm talking to a man and he knows that I was at home the saturday night
How do we form this sentence:
I'm sure that you have the knowledge of me being at home the saturday night or
I'm sure that you have the knowledge that I was at home the saturday night
which one is correct "have the knowledge that" or "have the knowledge of"
I know that if a noun comes it must be "have the knowledge of" but if a subject+verb comes what happens?
must it be "have the knowledge of" or "have the knowledge that"
you can explain that by giving the example above
Sometimes, even in a less-formal - non-judicial - context, people who would normally say 'I didn't know about it' will try to make their assertion more weighty by using the more formal form: 'I had no knowledge of it'.
have the knowledge of+noun and
have the knowledge that+subject+verb is correct
are both structures correct?
In the light of that, I'll answer your question with the negative form, and without the 'the'.
"... have no knowledge of something" and " ... have no knowledge that something happened" are both correct.
* "I have the knowledge of this subect" and "I have the knowledge of what happened" are not right.
You can say, "I have some knowledge of this, but not a lot"; "I have a certain knowledge of this." (means 'some'); "I have a vague knowledge of what happened."
You can use "the" when there is an adjective, and when a specific knowledge is referred to:
"Do you have the required knowledge to work this machine?"
"I think I have the knowledge necessary to be a teacher."
thanks very much raymott so we don't use "the" with "knowledge" except there is an adjective
and "... have no knowledge of something" and " ... have no knowledge that something happened" are both correct.
if this is like that I UNDERSTOOD perfectly.thanks again