Is this sentence correct? Is the "how" OK?


Jesus knew everything about the woman, and how she had been married 5 times and was currently living with a man that was not her husband. 

asked Mar 06 '14 at 15:53 Susan Contributor

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No, I would not use "and how" in this sentence.  He knew everything about her, right?  "And" indicates you are adding two more things to everything.  So - he didn't really know everything? "How" means that he knew the manner in which she had been married five times.  Granted, if he knew everything, he would know how.  But I think the point you are trying to make is that he knew the fact that she had been married five times, not how it happened.  Here are a couple ways I might fix this. 


... about the woman, including that she had been ...

... about the woman - that she had been ...

link comment answered Mar 07 '14 at 05:56 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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