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    Smile Don't I know you from somewhere?

    Don't I know you from somewhere?
    Didn't I know you from somewhere?


    Which one is more often used? Thanks.

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    Default Re: Don't I know you from somewhere?

    The first one.

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    Default Re: Don't I know you from somewhere?

    Thanks, Anglika.
    But don't you think that the second one is more grammatically correct because the event apparently happens in the past?

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    Default Re: Don't I know you from somewhere?

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Anglika.
    But don't you think that the second one is more grammatically correct because the event apparently happens in the past?
    The question is about (present) knowing. If you want to refer to the first meeting/seeing you could say 'Haven't I met you somewhere before?' In some dialects it would also be acceptable to ask 'Didn't I meet you somewhere before?' (but not in Br E).

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    Thanks, Bob.

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