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    more well-known to me

    If I certify someone using the following word " he is more well-known to me as he has been staying with me for about more than ten years" is it okay?

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    re: more well-known to me

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    If I certify describe?? someone using the following word " he is more well-known to me as he has been staying with me for about more than ten years" is it okay?
    I think well-known is better used when saying something like "he is a well-known historical figure" or "he is well-known around this area." When talking about somebody that you personally know well, I'd say just that: "I know him very well as (more colloquially in AE: because) he has been staying with me for more than ten years."

    Also, when you're talking about time and you want to give an approximation, if you qualify the time period with something like "more than," "less than," etc. you should omit "about."

    "I've known him for about ten years."
    "I've known him for more than ten years/over ten years."
    "I've known him (for) a little over ten years."
    "I've known him (for) slightly over ten years."

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    re: more well-known to me

    my guess is right. I just wrote what you mentioned here " I have known him for years" in my letter. I was writing a certification letter. anyway! thank you so much for helping.

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    re: more well-known to me

    Quote Originally Posted by UM Chakma View Post
    my guess is right. I just wrote what you mentioned here " I have known him for years" in my letter. I was writing a certification letter. anyway! thank you so much for helping.

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    #5

    re: more well-known to me

    Please make your thread titles more relevant. You have two different threads called "Word". The title should include some or all of the words or phrases you are querying. A good title for this thread would be "more well-known" and for your other recent thread, a good title would have been "supposed to or about to".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: more well-known to me

    I have changed all five of the OP's thread titles to make them relevant.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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