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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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