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    #1

    T know it when I see it

    Please explain to me the meaning in the following context:

    You need to know it when you see it. The problem is: you can't always see it coming.

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    #2

    Re: T know it when I see it

    Know it when you see it in this context means immediately recognize it without thinking. the second part says that now being able to see it (whatever 'it' is) is a problem, so we can assume that it is dangerous hence the need to immediately recognize it so you could respond immediately.

    does this help?

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    #3

    Re: T know it when I see it

    Thank you

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    #4

    Re: T know it when I see it

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlisteningworld View Post
    Know it when you see it in this context means immediately recognize it without thinking. The second part says that now being able to see it (whatever 'it' is) is a problem, so we can assume that it is dangerous hence the need to immediately recognize it so you could respond immediately.

    Does this help?
    As a teacher, it's important to show the learners correctly written English on the forum. One of the biggest problems many of them have is capitalisation so the native speakers need to make sure that we're all doing it right.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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