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    How did you come to know about our organisation?

    Q: How did you come to know about our organisation?

    A: I came to know about it through internet. I came to know about it through my friends.

    Please check my sentences.

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    #2

    Re: How did you come to know about our organisation?

    Use "the Internet". To avoid repetition, combine two sentences into one.

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    Re: How did you come to know about our organisation?

    You certainly need the definite article there, tufguy. The capitalisation of "internet" is optional. I don't capitalise it. Which one of your two answers do you plan to use?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How did you come to know about our organisation?

    Find out about is more natural.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: How did you come to know about our organisation?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Find out about is more natural.
    I came to know about it through the internet.

    I came to know about it through my friends.

    I found out about it through the internet.

    I found out about it through my friends. (It sounds awkward I think, am I correct?)


    Last edited by tufguy; 21-Apr-2017 at 06:59.

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    Re: How did you come to know about our organisation?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You certainly need the definite article there, tufguy. The capitalisation of "internet" is optional. I don't capitalise it. Which one of your two answers do you plan to use?
    Both.

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    Re: How did you come to know about our organisation?

    So are you saying that if someone asks you "How did you find out about our organisation?", your answer will be "I found out about it through the internet and I found out about it through my friends"? That will confuse the person who asked the question. They are likely to then ask you "Well, which one was it? Did you find out about us through the internet or through your friends?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: How did you come to know about our organisation?

    Why do you think "I found out about it through my friends" is awkward?

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    Re: How did you come to know about our organisation?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I found out about it through my friends. (It sounds awkward I think, am I correct?)
    No, that's fine.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How did you come to know about our organisation?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    So are you saying that if someone asks you "How did you find out about our organisation?", your answer will be "I found out about it through the internet and I found out about it through my friends"? That will confuse the person who asked the question. They are likely to then ask you "Well, which one was it? Did you find out about us through the internet or through your friends?"
    No, it depends on the situation. If I have found out about them through the internet then I will say "through the internet". If I have found out about them through my friends then I will say "through my friends".

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