I was wondering what is the difference between I wasn't knowing and I didn't know? If I say, I wasn't knowing, I am talking about something unknown in past, the act of not knowing is finished, it means that I know it now, but before it was unknown to me.
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The main difference would be that any continuous tense of know will be frowned upon. "I am knowing", "I was knowing", "I will be knowing" all make little sense, as we don't perceive the act of knowing as a feasible thing. Knowing something is a state, not an action.
I can say I am biking, I am painting, I am thinking.
But when I describe a state, a static property which does not describe any action, a continuous tense is confusing. At any moment in time, I either know or I do not know. But in neither case am I actively performing an action of knowing.
So the correct sentence would be:
I didn't know.
I wasn't knowing or I didn't know
The first is incorrect, use the second form. If you want to convey that you now know, use
I didn't know then.
I don't know if the question as stated can really be answered as one would never say "I wasn't knowing".
You should definitely go with "I didn't know", "I wasn't aware" or something to that regard.
Knowing something isn't an action but rather a mental state, the continuous form is not used for this.