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    Please check

    Dear Teachers,

    could you please check the following sentence?

    "He seems to have come to known all about it."

    please explain how to say this correctly.


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    Re: Please check

    Quote Originally Posted by hsb View Post
    Dear Teachers,

    Could you please check the following sentence?

    "He seems to have come to know all about it."

    Please explain how to say this correctly.
    You require the simple infinitive "to know".


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    Re: Please check

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your reply.Should I say "know" or "Known"(P.P.) as in the following sentence?

    "He seems to have gone there"
    Please help.


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    #4

    Re: Please check

    "He seems to have known that" is correct.


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    Re: Please check

    Sorry Anglika, I am a bit confused about the difference between "He seems to have known that" and "He seems to have come to know" shouldn’t I use "come"?

    Please explain.


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    Re: Please check

    Without knowing the context, it is hard to say which to use.

    He seems to have known that = It appears that he already knew about something

    He seems to have come to know about that = it appears that he has heard / learned about something.


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    Re: Please check

    Hello Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your reply,this is exactly what I wanted to know.
    It's really a great help to me.

    Thanks once again,

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    Re: Please check

    Just a quick note about the use of the past participle, which I guess hsb was a bit confused about.



    He seems to have known (PP) that
    He seems to have come (PP) to know that



    Not a teacher BTW.


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    Re: Please check

    Hi Kraken,

    Thanks a lot,You are right,I was confused about exactly this.Could you please give me some other examples of this type?

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