Is the usage of “know” wrong in the sentence?

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Many top politicos were in the know of the scam for a very long time.

You could say……Β  Many top politicos knew about the scam for a very long time.

Many top politicos were in the know of the scam for a very long time.

This sentence is correct!Β  πŸ™‚

 

No, the use ofΒ know is correct in this sentence.

What might be making it confusing for you is the rest of the phrase,Β in the know. This is actually a phrase that means that someone knows about something, especially if that thing is supposed to be secret.

 

For example, a company might know that they broke the rules. They wouldn’t want all their employees to know about it, but their top officials probably would all know about it, even if they did not have all the details. In this case, you could say:

  • The top officials of the company were allΒ in the know about this cover up.

This sentence is clear to me, but the choice of word is unusual; I would generally useΒ about with the phrase “in the know“. For an example, see the previous post by Alice.

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