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    #1

    You know.

    Thank you, bhaisahab.

    I have learned that I should post another thread to ask a question. Anyhow, I think there is a little bit of difference

    in meaning or nuance between them. What do you people think?

    There's no excuse, you know. VS. You know there is no excuse.

    Sorry about asking too many

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    #2

    Re: You know.

    NOT A TEACHER

    Yes, there is a difference. By placing "you know" at the end of a sentence as in There's no excuse, you know. you are emphasizing the preceding statement (see also #18 know - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online).

    By placing "you know" at the beginning you are not always emphasising the statement as in the previous example. It can also mean:

    You know (= you are aware that) there is no excuse.

    However, it all depends on the way you say it. The intonation is very important because

    You KNOW there is no excuse! (You are aware that there is no excuse!)

    is different from:

    You know....... there is no excuse.

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    #3

    Re: You know.

    Thank you for clearing it up.

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