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    Hear/ hear about/ her from/ hear of

    HEAR + (Direct Object Complement) / OF / FROM / ABOUT

    1. TO HEAR + noun / pronoun 

    a. Here is the verb of involontary perception. A reminder: it must be built with the modal auxiliary "can" (if you must translate the sentence into French, "can" must be omitted in the translation). 

    - " If you keep quiet, you can hear the birds singing in the garden." " Sorry, I can't hear anything." 



    b. HEAR + Direct Object Complement + infinitive without TO/-ing. 

    * To HEAR someone DO something: HEAR can be followed by the infinitive without TO (base verb) if the action is seen entirely, from beginning to end.

    - I could hear him speak about his father and was really shocked by his words. 

    * To HEAR someone DO something: HEAR can be followed by the verb + -ing if the action which is described is in progress at that moment. (it's being done)

    - I could hear the teacher speaking... I was late for the lesson! 

    2. TO HEAR ABOUT = to know or learn about a fact or an event :

    - Have you heard about the tennis championship taking place in your town? 

    3. TO HEAR FROM : to have or receive news from someone;

    - Have you heard from Jim since he came back from Europe?  

    4. TO HEAR OF : to be told/ know/ about someone or something.

    -Have you heard of that actor? I don't know any of the plays he acted in! 



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