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    Question know

    1. I have known him (to) stay up all night working. (experience)
    2. I know (that) he sometimes stays up working all night. (knowledge)


    Could somebody develop on the first example (rephrase, give another example, explain)?


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    Re: know

    Quote Originally Posted by nyota View Post
    1. I have known him to stay up all night working. (experience)
    2. I know (that) he sometimes stays up working all night. (knowledge)


    Could somebody develop on the first example (rephrase, give another example, explain)?
    Your first sentence is fine. SVOC
    to stay up all night working = object complement

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    I was more concerned with the meaning (how sentence no.1 is different from sentence no. 2).

    Know in the second example is a matter of 'knowledge', while in the the first one - a matter of experience. I do know how it's structured (have known sb (to) verb) but I don't fully grasp the idea behind the first, less common use.


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    Re: know

    1. From my experience, he was someone who stayed up at nights and worked.

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    Fair enough

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