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    You know how I'm going to Sacramento tomorrow right? Can you come look after the kid

    You know how I'm going to Sacramento tomorrow right? Can you come look after the kids?

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    You know that I'm going to Sacramento tomorrow right? Can you come look after the kids?

    Are both okay and mean the same?

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    Re: You know how I'm going to Sacramento tomorrow right? Can you come look after the

    They mean different things.
    Generally, you would only say 2. if you weren't sure that the person knew that.
    Generally, you would only say 1. if you were sure that the person knew that.
    2. is ascertaining that the person knows.
    1. is simply bringing up the subject, as in "Regarding my going to Scaramento tommorrow, can you come look after the kids?"
    Note in non-AmE, it would be "Can you come and look after the kids?".

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    Re: You know how I'm going to Sacramento tomorrow right? Can you come look after the

    The problem with the first is that "how" could be read/heard as meaning "in what way" or "by what means. It could be referring to travel arrangements. Even if context clears that up, I find the use of "how" there to be less desirable than "that" in the second sentence.

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    Re: You know how I'm going to Sacramento tomorrow right? Can you come look after the

    I agree with Mike. The most common usage by far in AmE is "You know I'm going to Sacramento tomorrow right? Can you come look after the kids?" No "that", no "how". The "that" is totally unnecessary and therefore rare. The "how" is also rather rare, but may be acceptable in some dialects of AmE without necessarily raising questions about mode of transport and so on.

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    Re: You know how I'm going to Sacramento tomorrow right? Can you come look after the

    The 'how' version is very common in AusE, and I guess BrE, given the 'Like' from bhai. There's no possible way in these dialects that this sentence could be misinterpreted as asking the hearer whether they know the manner in which I'm going to Sacramento. The intonation would be different, and for that meaning, we'd probably say, "You know how I'm getting to Sacramento ..."

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    Re: You know how I'm going to Sacramento tomorrow right? Can you come look after the

    The how version is common in BrE.

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