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10 June 2016
When is a fact not a fact
If someone knows when a shop is open, which is a fact, why is savoir used instead of connaître?
This question relates to:French lesson "Connaître vs savoir = to know something vs to know how to do"
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Bonjour Chris !
Very good question, thank you very much !
The lesson needed to be clearer on which structures are used with either verb.
Savoir is usually followed by a clause with a conjugated verb (know where he goes, what I'm doing ...) or an infinitive (know [how] to do something):-> Ils savent à quelle heure le magasin ferme. (They know at what time the shop closes.)
Connaître is followed by a noun (know <something>):-> Ils connaissent l'horaire de fermeture du magasin. (They know the shop closing time.)
These precisions have been added to the main lesson.
Merci et à bientôt !
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