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    duiter is offline Member
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    hear of versus hear

    Hi all,

    What's the difference between hear of and hear ?

    I hear of that news

    I hear that news

    Many thanks

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    Rover_KE is offline Moderator
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    Re: hear of versus hear

    You can hear the news, hear a bell, hear a noise, hear a rumour etc.

    'Hear of' means 'learn about' - 'I heard of my brother's death'; 'Have you heard of the rescue of those trapped miners?'


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