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    listen to a singer

    "She's a good singer. She's always been listened to with great interest."


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    "She's a good singer. She's always listened to with great interest."

    What would be the difference? Guess pretty much the same meaning?
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    Re: listen to a singer

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "She's a good singer. She's always been listened to with a great interest." The "listening" began in the past and continues up to the present time, so you need the present perfect.


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    "She's a good singer. She's always listened to with a great interest." The "listening" is occurring in the present, so you would use the simple present.

    What would be the difference? Guess pretty much the same meaning?
    In both sentences you should omit the indefinite article, a, before great interest.
    Last edited by riquecohen; 14-Oct-2010 at 14:43. Reason: to specify which article to omit

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    Re: listen to a singer

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    In both sentences you should omit the indefinite article, a.
    When we talk about a singer who started her career in the past and has been on stage for a while, which sentence would you choose to describe this not jus a present fact?

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    Re: listen to a singer

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    When we talk about a singer who started her career in the past and has been on stage for a while, which sentence would you choose to describe this not jus a present fact?
    The first sentence, without the a before great interest.

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