Grammar Patterns

V of n

The 'know' group

These verbs are concerned with getting or having knowledge.
I had heard of this band before, but I had never witnessed a performance or heard their music.
They also knew of the link between Lathan and the two journalists.
In the case of hear, the preposition of is sometimes followed by an '-ing' clause.
I've heard of looking on the bright side of life, but this is ridiculous!
In the case of hear and know, the preposition of is sometimes followed by a noun group and an '-ing' clause. This pattern is V of n -ing.
The president admitted that he did not know of any rebels having surrendered so far.
  • hear
  • know
  • learn
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