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    Sentence Confusion

    If there were the sentence ; "Gary knows he runs."

    Gary-Subject, knows- verb, but what are the rest of the words?

    Do we consider "he runs" one thing that is being known or is Gary knowing more or less that 'he'(which is a noun) runs(verb)? Gary is knowing not a thing but the 'what he is doing.'

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    Re: Sentence Confusion

    It's both- it is, above all, what he knows, but consists of two words. However, which aspect is more important? I'd say that it is what he knows.

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