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  1. Having known him for many years, I'm sure he will reject the offer.
  2. Knowing him for many years, I'm sure he will reject the offer.

Which one is grammatically correct? If both, what is the difference in meaning?

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Both of your examples have the same meaning.

Having known him for many years, I'm sure he will reject the offer.

is a bit nuanced and possibly expresses a closer relationship or understanding, than

Knowing him for many years, I'm sure he will reject the offer.

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