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How do I tell that I got some information from a third person - is it correct to say

"I learnt from team ABC project live date is 10th August" or "I know from team ABC that project live date is 10th August"?

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  • What do you mean by 'live date'? Sep 10, 2015 at 15:34
  • When a project is complete and is made available to customers/public.
    – Vishwa
    Sep 10, 2015 at 15:44

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According to -

used for saying where information or ideas have come from

So you'd say "According to team ABC, the project live date will be 10th August" (presuming it's in the future). As long as they did tell you this, it puts the blame squarely on ABC if it doesn't happen. :)

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  • :) yes this is exactly what I want to say. Just a doubt - this is in active voice if I'm not wrong?
    – Vishwa
    Sep 10, 2015 at 15:57
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You could try saying:

  • Team ABC informed me that the project will go live on the 10th of August.

If you want to stick with your original statements:

  • I learnt from team ABC that the project's live date is the 10th of August.

  • I know from team ABC that the project live date is 10th August.

Not sure if the project has a live date or there is a project live date? Hence, I would probably work on changing that to something like the date on which the project goes live.

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  • Here I'm not certain that the project goes live; it is just an information I got from the team ABC and I want to leave a level of uncertainty in my tone and make other person understand that I'm not deciding it.
    – Vishwa
    Sep 10, 2015 at 15:20

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