AS YOU KNOW = discourse marker of shared knowledge

“As you know” is a discourse marker commonly used to indicate shared knowledge or information between the speaker and the listener. It is used to introduce a statement or a piece of information that the speaker assumes the listener is already aware of.

The phrase “as you know” serves as a way to establish common ground or background information, allowing the speaker to refer to something without explicitly stating it. It implies that the information being mentioned is already known or has been previously discussed.

Here are a few examples to illustrate the usage of “as you know”:

  1. As you knowour company has been experiencing financial difficulties lately.” – The speaker assumes that the listener is aware of the financial difficulties the company is facing.
  2. “As you know, the conference starts tomorrow morning at 9:00 am.” – The speaker assumes that the listener has been informed about the conference’s schedule.
  3. “As you know, John is an excellent pianist.” – The speaker assumes that the listener already has knowledge of John’s musical skills.

In the English Grammar Profile, A2 point 1 in the category of discourse markers, writing and ORGANISING is defined as:

‘as you know’ as a discourse marker of shared knowledge.

However, this phrase is listed at B1 in the English Vocabulary profile.

We did a search in iWeb corpus for the most common words after the phrase and then had AI complete the sentences:

  1. As you know, I am a big fan of classic literature.
  2. As you know, I’m a firm believer in the power of positive thinking.
  3. As you know, I’ve been working on improving my fitness levels.
  4. As you know, one of the most important things in life is to be kind.
  5. As you know what you’re doing, you’ll be able to complete the task efficiently.
  6. As you know, there are many ways to approach a problem.
  7. As you know, I have been reading a lot about mindfulness lately.
  8. As you know, I have a great interest in astronomy.
  9. As you know, there is a lot of beauty in simplicity.
  10. As you know what you are doing, you’ll achieve your goals in no time.
  11. As you know, we have been planning this trip for months.
  12. As you know, we have a strong team that can tackle any challenge.
  13. As you know, I like to start my day with a cup of coffee.
  14. As you know how to use it, the software will be very beneficial for your project.
  15. As you know what to look for, you’ll find the solution easily.
  16. As you know where to look, finding information won’t be a problem.
  17. As you know by now, I value honesty and integrity above all else.
  18. As you know by now, the journey is often more important than the destination.
  19. As you know, there is no shortcut to success; it requires hard work and dedication.
  20. As you know, this is a topic that I’m very passionate about.
  21. As you know, I am not one to give up easily; I always persevere.
  22. As you know, there’s a lot we can learn from our mistakes.
  23. As you know, we’ve been friends for many years and shared countless memories together.
  24. As you know, I don’t take things for granted; I appreciate every moment.
  25. As you know, there are a lot of factors to consider when making a decision.

As you know

the doctors did everything 

they could to save your husband‘s life,

 but he has shown no brain activity.

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