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Unknowing, unaware #1 (permalink) Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:06 am   Unknowing, unaware
 

Test No. incompl/advan-3 "Credit Card Holders", question 4

I was totally ......... of the increased taxes.

(a) unknowing
(b) unclear
(c) incredulous
(d) unaware

Test No. incompl/advan-3 "Credit Card Holders", answer 4

I was totally unaware of the increased taxes.

Correct answer: (d) unaware

Dear Alan! Why can I not use "unknowing" instead of "unaware"?
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Unaware #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:20 am   Unaware
 

Hi,

Can you give me the full sentence please?

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Unaware #3 (permalink) Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:55 am   Unaware
 

Alan wrote:
Hi,

Can you give me the full sentence please?

Alan

I was totally unaware of the increased taxes.
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Unknowing #4 (permalink) Thu Apr 01, 2004 12:06 pm   Unknowing
 

Hi,

Unknowing is not used with a preposition usually and is very often used in the sense of 'innocent' or 'ignorant' in a predicative sense. More commonly it is used in the adverb form 'unknowingly' as in 'do something unknowingly' means 'do it without realising that you are doing it.'

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Unknowing #5 (permalink) Thu Apr 01, 2004 12:11 pm   Unknowing
 

Alan wrote:
Hi,

Unknowing is not used with a preposition usually and is very often used in the sense of 'innocent' or 'ignorant' in a predicative sense. More commonly it is used in the adverb form 'unknowingly' as in 'do something unknowingly' means 'do it without realising that you are doing it.'

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