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Didn't know anyone? #1 (permalink) Thu Oct 30, 2008 21:10 pm   Didn't know anyone?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #110 "Postcard: Job", question 2

The first day was very hard because I didn't ......... anyone.

(a) know
(b) recognize
(c) remember

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #110 "Postcard: Job", answer 2

The first day was very hard because I didn't know anyone.

Correct answer: (a) know
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Didn't know anyone? #2 (permalink) Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:24 am   Didn't know anyone?
 

Hi Waleed,

The choice of ' I didn't know anyone' is used here because this means that the writer hadn't met anyone before - they were all strangers to him.

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Didn't know anyone? #3 (permalink) Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:31 am   Didn't know anyone?
 

but "i didn;t knew anyone" could also be used?

please advice
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Didn't know anyone? #4 (permalink) Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:09 pm   Didn't know anyone?
 

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No. The negative past simple tense is 'didn't' ('did not') + the bare infinitive or dictionary form of the main verb:

I didn't know
She didn't write
They didn't eat

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