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    #1

    Now I know/knew/have known

    context:

    This grammar is a question to me this morning.

    Now is the afternoon.
    This grammar is no longer a question to me.
    ------
    Which tense should I say?

    1. Now I know this grammar.
    2. Now I knew this grammar.
    3. Now I have known this grammar.

    Or are all of them acceptable?

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    #2

    Re: Now I know/knew/have known

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    context:

    This grammar is a question to me this morning.
    I'm having some problems with this grammar point this morning.


    Now is the afternoon.
    Now it is the afternoon.

    This grammar is no longer a question to me.
    I no longer have problems with this grammar point.

    ------
    Which tense should I say use?

    1. Now I know this grammar.
    2. Now I knew this grammar.
    3. Now I have known this grammar.

    None of them is correct. The present tense is appropriate but say "Now I understand this grammar point".


    Or are all of them acceptable? No.

    Thanks!
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Now I know/knew/have known

    How about Now I understood this grammar point or Now I have understood this grammar point?

    Are both of them acceptable?

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    #4

    Re: Now I know/knew/have known

    No.

    Ems told you what is acceptable.

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