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Irregular Verb - To know

To know

know / knew / known / (not continuous)

Tenses for the Verb - To know (to have information)

 

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Timeline Future Tense Present Tense Past Tense

The Past

Past Continuous - You wouldn't use this verb in this context.

Past Simple - "I knew Lynne when she taught English at my college."

Past Perfect Simple - "At first I didn't recognise her, but then I realised I had known her since my childhood."

Past Perfect Continuous - You wouldn't use this verb in this context.

The Present

Present Continuous - You wouldn't use this verb in this context.

Present Simple - "We always know what we should do to learn English, but we don't always do it."

Present Perfect Simple - "I have known Poetria for many years."

Present Perfect Continuous - You wouldn't use this verb in this context.

The Future

Future Continuous - You wouldn't use this verb in this context.

Future Simple - "This time next year, I'll know more English words."

Future Perfect Simple - You wouldn't really use this verb in this context. You might hear someone say, "On our next anniversary, we will have been married for 17 years, but we will have known each other for 21 years."

Future Perfect Continuous - You wouldn't use this verb in this context.

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