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Hi,

“My friend was surprised when he noticed that I was at home with the problems we were solving as part of our homework.”

Can I use ‘at home with’ when I’m confident about what I’m doing?

“I was in the know about what we needed to do to solve the last problem, which doesn’t usually happen.”

Can ‘in the know’ be used like that?

Thank you.

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Ann225“My friend was surprised when he noticed that I was at home with the problems we were solving as part of our homework.”Can I use ‘at home with’ when I’m confident about what I’m doing?

Use "felt at home" (to feel at home with)

Ann225“I was in the know about what we needed to do to solve the last problem, which doesn’t usually happen.”Can ‘in the know’ be used like that?

Yes, this is correct. However, I think 'in the know with' is more common usage than 'in the know about'

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Ann225“I was in the know about what we needed to do to solve the last problem, which doesn’t usually happen.”Can ‘in the know’ be used like that?

No. You are "in the know" if you are among those privy to hidden information, and you are not in the know "about" it.

anonymous You are "in the know" if you are among those privy to hidden information


"In The Know" is not necessarily about hidden information.

You are" in the know" with/about something if it is not known about or understood by many people, you have information about it.

For example: I'm in the know with the latest fashions.

The fashions are NOT hidden. Nor are they private information.

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