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    “In my own close circle people have known that I have been actively studying for almost a year now.”

    “In my own close circle people are known that I have been actively studying for almost a year now.”

    What are the difference in the two sentences?
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    Re: Known

    Quote Originally Posted by shibli.aftab View Post
    “In my own close circle people have known that I have been actively studying for almost a year now.”

    “In my own close circle people are known that I have been actively studying for almost a year now.”

    What are the difference in the two sentences?
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    Neither is natural.

    My close circle of friends know that I've been actively studying for almost a year now.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Known

    But while the first is just unnatural the second is wrong. When people are known to do something it is known that they do it (that is, those people don't necessarily know anything - according to the reports).

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    Re: Known

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    But while the first is just unnatural the second is wrong. When people are known to do something it is known that they do it (that is, those people don't necessarily know anything - according to the reports).

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    Yes, missed that.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Known

    Sorry Bobk, I didnt get your explanation.Please explain.
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    Re: Known

    He is known to be against the proposal.
    They are known to be dangerous.
    He is known to have been a bit of a tearaway in his youth.

    - Other people know it. So you can't say '...people are known that I have been actively studying...; you can't say 'people are known' when you mean 'people know'.

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    Re: Known

    Thanks now i got it.

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