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    not to my knowlege vs not that i know of

    Ae there any differences between" not to my knowlege "and "not that i know of" ? I think they both mean "as far as I know ,the answer is no".But someone suggests " not to my knowlege "is just a fancy way of saying "I don't know", https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...=1005122100529 .So what do the two phrases really mean, or it just depends on the context?
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    Last edited by masterding; 03-May-2014 at 13:01.

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    Re: not to my knowlege vs not that i know of

    I didn't see the response you refer to on that site, but the first answer there is a good one.

    They mean the same - "I don't think so, but I may be wrong (because I'm not an expert/ because something may have changed since I last checked/ because I wasn't paying a lot to attention to it/ etc.)"

    Yahoo Answers usually has a few good answers each time and a lot that are utter garbage.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: not to my knowlege vs not that i know of

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I didn't see the response you refer to on that site, but the first answer there is a good one.
    I'm sorry, I made a mistake ,here's the link I refer to:

    https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...=1005122100529
    Last edited by Barb_D; 03-May-2014 at 16:17. Reason: formatting

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    Re: not to my knowlege vs not that i know of

    It doesn't change my answer.

    That response on Yahoo Answers belongs in the "garbage" category.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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