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A co-worker says "I am really sorry; for not giving you credit for your idea during our business meeting" The offended co-worker says; "Are you really? This seems to happen a lot with you" The first co-worker says "I really am sorry; I hope you can forgive me!" Note: the first occurrence is a "statement"; while, the second occurrence is a pleading; ...


Your question, "In common everyday usage is there any difference..." Answer: there is no difference. You could say that "have" is a little more weak/polite tone of voice; "know" is a little more decisive/strong. (If you wanted to be "more polite, less decisive" you'd go on to something like "May I suggest...") Note 1 as Edwin points out, "I know an ...


They are almost synonymous, and are sometimes used that way, but they have slightly different connotations. I don't care = I'm apathetic or it doesn't matter to me I don't mind = I care, but I don't object


There can be a difference between have and know, especially with regard to game shows or teaching. In these cases, having an answer doesn't necessarily imply knowledge of an answer. The host or teacher may ask: May I have an answer? Which of course is the proper question as the host is soliciting a response to his question. Whether he has knowledge of ...

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