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    Greetings to you all, Please could you help out with this? Do we say "learn any knowledge" in english?

    e.g They can not learn any Knowledge.

    Best Regards.

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    Re: Is the sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by eddy143 View Post
    Greetings to you all, Please could you help out with this? Do we say "learn any knowledge" in english?

    e.g They can not learn any Knowledge.

    Best Regards.

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) A teacher will soon answer you.

    (2) I just wanted to respectfully remind you that "cannot" is usually spelled as

    one word: I cannot speak your first language.

    (3) It is separated only in something like:

    Tom can not only speak and read 10 languages but also understand 15 more

    languages when he hears them.

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    #3

    Re: Is the sentence right?

    Quote Originally Posted by eddy143 View Post
    Greetings to you all, Please could you help out with this? Do we say "learn any knowledge" in english?

    e.g They can not learn any Knowledge.

    Best Regards.
    1) Cannot is one word
    2) Knowledge only needs a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence or the beginning of a quotation.
    3) We don't say "learn knowledge". We usually say either simply "learn [something]" or "gain knowledge" but the two are not exactly the same.

    For your specific sentence, I would say:

    They cannot learn.
    They cannot learn anything.
    They are incapable of learning.

    As usual, it would depend on context.

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