I think most people know that when you want to talk about your ability, you can use can, like this:
- I can play the guitar.
- Jack can fix your computer.
- Can you dance well?
If you can do something, then you have knowledge about that. In other words, you know how to do it. We use know how + to + verb to talk about our ability, just like can:
- I know how to play the guitar.
- Jack knows how to fix computers.
- Do you know how to dance well?
We also use the compound noun know-how, which means practical knowledge, ability, or skill:
- Tom has enough technical know-how to set up the office computer network.
- French cooking requires a good deal of know-how.
- Do you have the know-how to coach a football team?
Do you know how to play a musical instrument? Do you have the know-how to repair a computer?
What do you usually do when you get home from school or work?
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