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New post 09 Jan 2018, 05:46
1-I got to know about her yesterday.
2- I got to knew about her yesterday.

I know that the first sentence is correct,but i want to know why the second sentence is wrong.Since,the sentence is in past tense ,we should use knew-the past form of know.

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New post 09 Jan 2018, 07:15
Hey stomar67 ,

Rule is simple: Whenever you use "TO" before a verb, it 1) comes in present form only. 2) It is no longer a verb.

I got to know about her yesterday.

In your sentence: I is the subject and got is the verb.

"To know" is the infinitive.

Look herefor more details on Infinitives.
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New post 12 Jan 2018, 17:27
abhimahna wrote:
Hey stomar67 ,

Rule is simple: Whenever you use "TO" before a verb, it 1) comes in present form only. 2) It is no longer a verb.

I got to know about her yesterday.

In your sentence: I is the subject and got is the verb.

"To know" is the infinitive.

Look herefor more details on Infinitives.

I thought he is playing sports
I thought he was playing sports.

I thought he is responsible for it.
I thought he was responsible for it.

I thought he has a lot of interest in sports.
I thought he had a lot of interest in sports.

Which of the above sentences are correct and why?

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