know immediately


Can I use "know" and "immediately" together in the same sentence?

For example,

I want to know that immediately.
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    To "know" something you don't already "know", you have to "learn" it. But sometimes we use "know" about a simple fact, which you will "know" as soon as someone tells you it.

    For example, is Mr. Chon too young for us to hire? How old is he?

    Boss: I want to know that immediately.
    Employee: It is on his resume. He is 22 years old.
    Boss: Thanks. Now I know his age. And I know we can hire him.

    In English we use "find out" as a synonym for "learn", if it is simple information:

    Boss: I need to know immediately how old Mr. Chon is.
    Employee: I will find out quickly.
    (a few minutes later)
    Employee: Boss, I found out that Mr. Chon is 22.
    Boss. Thanks. It is good to know that.


    Thank you. I got it.
    Let me ask another question.

    So, can I say "I know wheter fish is fresh or not immediately."

    Is it natural?
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