how should/would one know

Definition of how should/would one know

  1. —used to say that one does not know something and should not be expected to know the answer “Did you ask him where that came from?” “How would he know?!” “Where are the neighbors going? ” “How would I know?!”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in what manner or way

    :  for what reason :  why

    :  with what meaning :  to what effect

  1. :  the way or manner in which

    :  the state or condition in which

    :  that

  1. :  a question about manner or method

    :  manner, method

shouldplay
  1. : past tense ofshall

    : used in auxiliary function to express condition

    : used in auxiliary function to express obligation, propriety, or expediency

wouldplay
  1. : past tense ofwill

    :  wished, desired

    :  wish for :  want

knowplay
  1. :  to perceive directly :  have direct cognition of

    :  to have understanding of

    :  to recognize the nature of :  discern

  1. :  knowledge


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