I have a problem with finding correct verb. for example when you read about a writer for first time, or when you watch a movie and see an actor for first time, which verb we should to use in this sentence? I just knew him? or, I just see him?
notice that I want to say I just knew that this person is exist!

  • "I first saw Russell Crowe in Gladiator." or "saw him for the first time". With a writer it would have to be discovered or first heard of. May 22, 2020 at 11:32

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"I was first introduced to Stanley Kubrick's films when I was at art college".

"My teacher introduced me to classical music".

Note that the use of 'introduced to' is quite formal.


“I know that actor”

“That actor looks familiar”

“I recognize that actor”

“I’m familiar with that actor”

“I know who that is”

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