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    Smile I know of a good place

    Anna: Well, I enjoy dancing.
    Marcus: I know of a good place for that. If you're free this weekend, I'll take you.



    For a start, what does "know of" mean? If I replace it with "know," do I miss some of the meaning?
    Second, is it better to say "I'll take you there?" Thanks.

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    Default Re: I know of a good place

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Anna: Well, I enjoy dancing.
    Marcus: I know of a good place for that. If you're free this weekend, I'll take you.



    For a start, what does "know of" mean? If I replace it with "know," do I miss some of the meaning?
    Second, is it better to say "I'll take you there?" Thanks.
    For both questions, the answer is 'either will do'.

    1 'Know of' is a bit less specific than 'know. Examples:
    I know of a place - somewhere out on the Oxford Road I think.
    but
    I know a place, on the right just before the turning to Wallingford.


    2 In many contexts, adding 'there' at the end doesn't change the meaning, but in some cases you may want to make the limits of the journey more explicit: 'I can take you there, but I'm going on to my mother's - so you'll have to make your own way home'

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    Default Re: I know of a good place

    Thanks, Bobk.

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