Know/Know about + Obj. (non-human)

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Know/Know about + Obj. (non-human)

Post by Yhos » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:11 am

I would appreciate your opinions for following sentences:

1. Do I need to know grammar?

2. Do I need to know about grammar?

Which sentence is to say "Do I need to learn grammar forms/structures/functions," while know+DO(person/people) implies recognition to each other and know about+DO(person/people) implies knowledge without experience.

Know about, to me, sounds that the term "grammar" is new information to the agent. So the former is more equivalent?

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Re: Know/Know about + Obj. (non-human)

Post by Alan » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:32 am

Both are grammatical. In context, I would see little real semantic difference between the two.