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Are these meaning the same things?
A. I have heard her say, "I hate my job."
B. I have heard she says, "I hate my job."
Please let me know.
I (have) heard her say/saying, 'I hate my job.' implies that I personally heard her say/saying so, whereas I have heard that she says, 'I hate my job.' doesn't - I may, or may not, have been present when she was saying that thing, I might've only been told about what she was saying.
you are right.
Hello, justinwschang, engee30 and Soup.
Thank you very much for your comments.
I became able to clearly understand the difference between them and I realized my mistakes in my writing.
Last edited by kayoox; 16-Sep-2007 at 14:20.
Just one more voice:
I heard she says - this sounds like she says this often. You have never heard it yourself, but she says it often enough that it's common knowledge she says this. It's a habitual action for her.
[not a teacher]
Thank you for another correction, Soup.
You've been very helpful!