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hi,

If yes, which one may be the best?

I could know how clever each student was

I could know how clever each student was

thanks

**Are these 4 sentences correct and have the same meaning?**If yes, which one may be the best?

I could know how clever each student was

**by**knowing their problems.I could know how clever each student was

**, by**knowing their problems.**By**knowing their problems**,**I could know how clever each student was.**By**knowing their problems I could know how clever each student was.thanks

Hi,

The ways you are using 'know' here are not really correct.

Let me rewrite your first one, to show you.

eg I could tell/see he was hurt because he was bleeding a lot.

eg I found out his phone number by looking in the phone book.

'Tell' is less active than 'find out'. The latter suggests I perfomed some action.

Perhaps you'd like to revise your original post.

Best wishes, Clive

The ways you are using 'know' here are not really correct.

Let me rewrite your first one, to show you.

**I could tell/see how clever each student was by finding out their problems.****tell / see**- determine information, discover information, obtain informationeg I could tell/see he was hurt because he was bleeding a lot.

**find out**- seek out and obtain informationeg I found out his phone number by looking in the phone book.

'Tell' is less active than 'find out'. The latter suggests I perfomed some action.

Perhaps you'd like to revise your original post.

Best wishes, Clive

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Do the following 4 sentences have the same meaning and correct?

I could see how clever each student was, by finding out their problems.I could see how clever each student was by finding out their problems.By finding out their problemsI could see how clever each student was.By finding out their problems, I could see how clever each student was.uktousThe comma is in the correct place in the fourth example.

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