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    #1

    way

    Do you native speakers see these two as exactly the same?

    That's her way of knowing the truth.
    That's her way to know the truth.

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    #2

    Re: way

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Do you native speakers see these two as exactly the same?

    That's her way of knowing the truth.
    That's her way to know the truth.
    Yes, they mean the same.

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    #3

    Re: way

    However, it seems you're using "to know" with an inchoative aspect, which is not natural in English (find out, learn, realize, etc. are for the act of becoming aware).

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    #4

    Re: way

    Maybe it's BrE, but it doesn't sound so unnatural to me, and Bhai didn't mention it.

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