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Please correct these sentences if wrong
eg :You must be knowing to jive
eg: 1) She said she doesn't knows you well (Reported speech)
2)You know me ,but I dont know you have we met before?
3) I know you well
eg She said she had not known you well that time
I have known him well ( when do we say this)
I have known you since 3 years
To know something is a state, therefore we do not use the continuous form.
Therefore: You must know how to jive.
When using an auxiliary verb we do not use the 's after the verb.
Therefore: She said she doesn't know you well (Reported speech)
(It is correct here to use doesn't rather than didn't the speech being reported is put into pasted tense)
You know me ,but I dont know you. Have we met before? (Just add a full stop or comma to separate the questions)
I know you well (Fine)
Known is the past participle of Know, therefore would be used in the past perfect (the past of the past).
She said she had not known you well that time (fine as long as you know what 'that time' refers to)
I have known him well (when do we say this) (I can't think of a situtation when you would say this.)
I have known you for 3 years (for not since)
I guess, Raymott will beg to differ.
You must know how to jive, using must know don't you think as if I am warning someone that he should know to jive or am I wrong because What I mean in my sentence(You must be knowing to jive) was that I am assuming that he know to jive as the person is a Catholic.
Also I just wanted to know ,so the word"knows"doesn't exist ,right.Is this sentence correct:He know to dance
He knows how to dance.
Knows is correct for third-person singular, simple present.
He knows how to dance, as shown above.
You use the bare form of the verb (with "to know" it's just "know") after a modal verb:
He might know
He should know
He must know
He may know
He could know
You also use it after any form of the verb "to do."
He doesn't know
He didn't know
She does know, doesn't she?
Does she know?
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
I'm fascinated by the idea that you assume someone knows how to jive because they're Catholic!!!
I'm an atheist so I won't pretend to know all the little quirks of different religions, but Catholics being known for their jiving skills isn't one I've ever heard before.
Anyway, the fact remains that "You must know how to jive" is correct, because you are using "must" to indicate a reasonable conclusion (I am almost certain that you know how to jive).
Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Jun-2010 at 17:48. Reason: Typo
... so: 'You must know how to whirl, you're a Dervish' would be grammatically correct if perhaps insensitive
'Knows' does exist, but in this context it's (e.g.) "he knows how to dance".