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    knew or know?

    Hello,

    To my mind the following sentence must have been changed to "know". Do you agree with me?

    So I could track, camp, build lean-tos, start a fire with nothing but friction, swim, row, knew something about atomic energy...all trashed.
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    Re: knew or know?

    Yes, it would have to be "know" to fit with the rest of the rest of the sentence.

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    Re: knew or know?

    There should be a semicolon before knew (and may have been in the original text before editing). With that change, knew is parallel with could and the sentence works.
    I am not a teacher.

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