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    Is there a meaning difference between them?


    1. I heard them yelling at each other.

    2. I heard that they were yelling at each other.


    3. I saw them studying English.

    4. I saw that they were studying English.


    5. I consider them to be good students.

    6. I consider they are good students.


    7. I thought it as yours.

    8. I thought it was yours.


    Sentence structures are similar but I think that 1 and 2 are different and 3 and 4 are different in meaning but 5 and 6 are the same and 7 and 8 are the same in meaning. But in my non native English speaker sense, #1,#2 and #3,#4 can be considered to be the same in meaning. What do you think?

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    Default Re: Sentence structures

    Quote Originally Posted by sky3120 View Post
    Is there a meaning difference between them?


    1. I heard them yelling at each other.

    2. I heard that they were yelling at each other.


    3. I saw them studying English.

    4. I saw that they were studying English.
    Close enough

    5. I consider them to be good students.

    6. I consider they are good students.
    Close enough

    7. I thought of it as yours.

    8. I thought it was yours.
    Close enough

    Sentence structures are similar but I think that 1 and 2 are different and 3 and 4 are different in meaning but 5 and 6 are the same and 7 and 8 are the same in meaning. But in my non native English speaker sense, #1,#2 and #3,#4 can be considered to be the same in meaning. What do you think?
    There's no way that 1 and 2 could mean the same. They describe hearing two different things. Would you like to work out the difference?

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    Default Re: Sentence structures

    Thank you. Now I know the difference between them, referring to dictionaries. In #1. the meaning of hear is listening to something, using ears but in #2, the meaning of hear is being told about information. Thank you so much!!

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