The word "knowledge" is used to talk about things that you learn or know. It’s especially useful when talking about school activity:

  • A student goes to school for knowledge.
  • A student gains knowledge in school.
  • A student possesses a certain amount of knowledge after attending school.

The word "knowledge" is a noun. It refers to the accumulation of information, ideas, and experience necessary for one’s personal development:

  • Katie has enough knowledge about business to open up her own store.
  • Dave doesn’t have enough knowledge to fix his computer.
  • The most important thing a person can posses is knowledge.
  • Knowledge is the key to success.
  • The students applied their knowledge in figuring out a solution to the problem.

The word "knowledge" is also used when recalling the facts related to a situation:

  • Joe has no knowledge of what happened yesterday at work.
  • Is there any new knowledge about the accident?
  • News reporters provided some knowledge about the man accused of the crime.

The adjective form of "knowledge" is "knowledgeable."

  • Tina is very knowledgeable when it comes to real estate.
  • Some very knowledgeable people are working on solutions to this problem.

smart guy He has a lot of knowledge about computers and the internet.

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This page was first published on December 1, 2012.

It was updated on September 22, 2015.