Hello.

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
When you first apply to join the forum, you will have to wait a while to be approved. Just be patient.

Once you are a member, don't forget to check the calendar(s) for session times. Sessions are held on different platforms, so be sure to find out where the session will take place:-

Speaking Practice

LEN English sessions:-
http://www.learnenglish.de/calendar/learnenglishcalendar.html

Listening Practice 24/7

English radio playlists:-
http://www.englishradio.be/musicevents/calendar.html

Knew vs. know

LuLuLuLu Posts: 1
Hello. This is my first post here and I am trying to improve my English. Sometimes, I find myself second guessing myself on whether what I have said or wrote is grammatically correct. I am very happy to have found this forum to provide feedback.

I recently was in a discussion with another person. I tried to share with him that I know the sister of a new co-worker. I said the following:

"Yes. I knew her sister from back when I was in college. We went to the same school together."

When I came home, I kept thinking whether I used the word "knew" correctly. Is it suppose to be:

"Yes. I know her sister from back when I was in college. We went to the same school together."

I would think the second one is correct, since I still know her today.
Your thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks.

Comments

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,042 mod
    As you're talking about the past, I would say 'knew ' is correct. But if you still know her then you can use the present tense.
Sign In or Register to comment.