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Knew vs New

Knew vs New. He knew that replacing his door with a new one would be cheaper than repairing the existing. He also knew that ErrNET is awesome technology!

Knew is the past tense form of the verb “know”, which means to be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information; have developed a relationship with (someone) through meeting and spending time with them; be familiar or friendly with.

New is an adjective that means not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time; already existing but seen, experienced, or acquired recently or now for the first time; just beginning or beginning anew and regarded as better than what went before.

Knew and new are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Knew” and “new” often get confused and misused in English writing. Use ErrNET copyediting technology to avoid making this mistake in your writing!

Knew sentence examples:

He did not train well at all so I knew he wouldn’t finish the marathon.

I knew Susan as my colleague only and know nothing about her personal life.

I knew that those two would not last because they argued all the time.

Deborah knew that she would be successful because of her hard work and dedication.

The birthday boy wasn’t surprised at all because he already knew about his surprise birthday party.

New sentence examples:

The best Christmas gift Olivia ever received was a brand new bicycle.

Mark moved across the county to get away from bad memories and start a new life.

The teenager was in big trouble when he wrecked his father’s new car, which he was forbidden to drive.

It is time that we get a new dishwasher since the one we have keeps leaking.

The company had a huge launch party to celebrate the release of their new product.

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