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In English the same verb is used for 'knowing someone' and for 'knowing something' (or 'knowing that ...'), and also for 'knowing how' (to do something)'. Some languages have two or three distinct verbs for these different contexts.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(76)
I don't know her well.
I
I
do
do
not
not
know
know
her
her
well
well
‘I don't know her well.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# KNOW Coding set Argument type
1 knower NP-nom V.subj A
2 known thing/person NP-acc P

Alternations

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R
(79)
‘I knew that he was at home.’
U
R n
(78)
‘He knows calculus.’
U
R n
(80)
‘I didn't know how to do it.’
U
R n
(77)
‘He knows a lot about gardening.’