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    #1

    I will know

    Someone is saying something to me. I didn't know that before. My reply

    1) I didn't know that. Now I know.
    2) I'll know now
    3) Now I'll know.
    3) I'll know from now on.

    Are all can be said?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I will know

    Yes, although #2 would probably only work in certain limited contexts. The rest are all frequently used.
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    #3

    Re: I will know

    For that context, only #1 is possible.

    Note, #2 and the first #3 are incorrect.
    The second #3 may be possible in other contexts.

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    #4

    Re: I will know

    How about....let's say....

    A: When you slam the door my shelf is shaking/my baby get scared.
    B: Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't know! But I'll know that from now on. Won't happen again, don't worry.

    Something like that. Will it work?

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    #5

    Re: I will know

    I don't think I'd use "I'll know ..." in that context at all. I might "I'll remember that from now on".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: I will know

    "You didn't know THAT?"
    "No, I didn't. So what? I'll know now/ I'll know from now on.".

    Still not?

    Thank you.

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    #7

    Re: I will know

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    "No, I didn't. So what? I'll know now/ I'll know from now on.".
    "I know now" is more natural.

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    #8

    Re: I will know

    Quote Originally Posted by irinaofr View Post
    Someone is saying something to me. I didn't know that before. My reply


    2) I'll know now.
    3) Now I'll know.

    Are all can be said?

    Thank you.
    I wonder whether there is a grammatical agreement between the future tense of the verb phrase "will know" and the adverb "now". In my opinion, "from now on" should be used in both 2) and 3).
    I'm not a teacher and I'm not a native speaker of English.

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    #9

    Re: I will know

    This Ngram suggests that, in writing at least, 'I will know now' is very rare indeed.

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    #10

    Re: I will know

    I think in BrE if someone said to me "I'll know now" I would understand perfectly that they mean "I have new knowledge- it will serve me well next time I'm in this situation...." I wouldn't worry about the logical disagreement between the will and the now.

    But I think we would more naturally say "I'll know in future." It's rather like making an apology to the other person, or making a promise...

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