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    Red face Hi. So happy to be here! And I have an English grammar question.

    I found this forum from Google when I was searching for an answer of my English language question about grammar.
    Recently, I need to write a lot of English for my job but my English level is not that good,
    I am so happy that I can ask and learn more here!

    I am writing English content of a leftlet and I have an question.
    It would be great if someone can answer me!

    Should I write
    "We know SVO"
    or
    "We know that SVO"?

    For example,
    "We know you are a student"
    "We know your house is big"
    or
    "We know that you are a student"
    "We know that your house is big"

    which one is correct or both can be used?
    I'm a little confused!

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    Re: Hi. So happy to be here! And I have an English grammar question.

    Quote Originally Posted by leon0021 View Post
    I found this forum from Google when I was searching for an answer of my English language question about grammar.
    Recently, I need to write a lot of English for my job but my English level is not that good,
    I am so happy that I can ask and learn more here!

    I am writing English content of a leftlet and I have an question.
    It would be great if someone can answer me!

    Should I write
    "We know SVO"
    or
    "We know that SVO"?

    For example,
    "We know you are a student"
    "We know your house is big"
    or
    "We know that you are a student"
    "We know that your house is big"

    which one is correct or both can be used?
    I'm a little confused!
    In your examples, all 4 would be correct with proper punctuation.

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    Re: Hi. So happy to be here! And I have an English grammar question.

    Note that it's "leaflet" (not "leftlet") and "a question" (not "an question").
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Hi. So happy to be here! And I have an English grammar question.

    Quote Originally Posted by leon0021 View Post
    Should I write
    "We know SVO"
    or
    "We know that SVO"?

    For example,
    "We know you are a student"
    "We know your house is big"
    or
    "We know that you are a student"
    "We know that your house is big"

    which one is correct or both can be used?
    I'm a little confused!
    Hello, leon0021.
    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com.

    I think it's 'SVC', not 'SVO'.

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    Re: Hi. So happy to be here! And I have an English grammar question.

    Quote Originally Posted by leon0021 View Post
    I found this forum from Google when I was searching for an answer to my English language question about grammar.
    Recently, I need to write a lot of English for my job but my English level is not that good.
    I am so happy that I can ask and learn more here!

    I am writing the English content of a leaflet and I have a question.
    It would be great if someone could answer me!

    Should I write
    "We know SVO"
    or
    "We know that SVO"?

    For example,
    "We know you are a student".
    "We know your house is big".
    or
    "We know that you are a student".
    "We know that your house is big".

    Which one is correct or can both can be used?
    I'm a little confused!
    Welcome to the forums.

    Please note my corrections to your post.

    Rover

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    Re: Hi. So happy to be here! And I have an English grammar question.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    In your examples, all 4 would be correct with proper punctuation.
    Thanks! But what do you mean by proper punctuation?
    Sorry I'm stupid.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Note that it's "leaflet" (not "leftlet") and "a question" (not "an question").
    Thanks for reminding me!

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, leon0021.
    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com.

    I think it's 'SVC', not 'SVO'.
    Thanks! This is a great forum!
    I haven't learnt about SVC before!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums.

    Please note my corrections to your post.

    Rover
    Thanks for your corrections!
    I haven't used English for a very long time, my grammar become very bad now
    (English is my second language, I'm from Hong Kong)
    But recently my boss wants me to write the English content of a leaflet, and I found that I have poor English...

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    Re: Hi. So happy to be here! And I have an English grammar question.

    Quote Originally Posted by leon0021 View Post
    Thanks! But what do you mean by proper punctuation?
    Sorry I'm stupid.
    No, you're not stupid (you need to cheer up a bit ). Mike was just reminding you that all sentences must end with a proper punctuation mark. Some of yours ended with a question mark, which is OK. The others need full stops, as you can see by Rover's corrections.

    PS: You will get used to such comments with time. Note that they are not meant to discourage you, but to help you learn and remember the best way to use written English.
    Last edited by charliedeut; 22-Jul-2013 at 18:11. Reason: Added punctuation (what else?) + PS
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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