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    You must know about it

    Interviewer: What company did you work with?

    Me: I worked with XYZ company. "You must (I think you definitely know about it) know about it".

    We say "you must do it", means you have to do it. "Can we also use it to say, I am sure you know it (you must know about it)"? And how to use it in past?

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    Re: You must know about it

    Although "You must know it" is grammatically acceptable, it's not really appropriate for a job interview! It suggests a level of exasperation.

    I might say "I worked for [name of company]. You might well have heard of it."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: You must know about it

    Rephrase your last question. You should know better than to begin '...how to use it...'

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    #4

    Re: You must know about it

    How to stop this?


    How about an infraction for every repeat offence?

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    #5

    Re: You must know about it

    I'd have deleted the whole thread if I'd got there first.

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    Re: You must know about it

    I can't believe I missed it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: You must know about it

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I can't believe I missed it.
    Don't bother your pretty little head about this. Just leave it to us. We men will sort things out for you. While we are sorting out your problems, would you mind putting the kettlle on?

    Thanks, darling.

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    #8

    Re: You must know about it

    Sorry guys. I had promised that I would never use "how to" but it happened by mistake. Sorry again.

    Let me amend it. Sorry EMSR2D2 in particular because he helps and supports me a lot. Actually I am sure that I had deleted that last line because I didn't want to use "how to" but I don't know how it got posted. I swear to God I had deleted it. I think it happened because of my phone it gets stuck sometimes, it is not working correctly but as you know I am in bed I can't sit and use laptop. So sorry once again but it happened by mistake.

    Interviewer: What company did you work with?

    Me: I worked with XYZ company. "You must (I think you definitely know about it) know about it".

    We say "you must do it", means you have to do it. "Can we also use it to say, I am sure you know it (you must know about it)"? Could you please also tell me about its usage in past tense?

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    #9

    Re: You must know about it

    Okay so it can't be used for interviews but in general it can be used. Did I get its meaning right? It has two meanings "1) You must know about it (you should know about it otherwise it will be bad for you). 2) You must know about it (I am sure you know about it)".

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    Re: You must know about it

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Sorry emsr2d2 in particular because he helps and supports me a lot.
    Piscean's flippant remarks might have alerted you to the fact that emsr2d2 is female!

    In the past:

    'I worked at Printers Inc for years. You must have known about it.'

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