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    Default I didn't hear Jane enter/entering

    Jane entered the room but I didn't hear that.
    I didn't hear Jane.... enter/entering the room.

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    Default Re: I didn't hear Jane enter/entering

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    I didn't hear Jane.... enter/entering the room.
    Both are possible.
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    Default Re: I didn't hear Jane enter/entering

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    Jane entered the room but I didn't hear that.
    I didn't hear Jane.... enter/entering the room.
    Either one would be OK, but use of "enter" in that context could suggest an isolated event of limited/finite duration, whereas use of "entering" would suggest the "hearing" of the process was of a longer duration, perhaps from outside the room to some unspecified location in the room.
    Last edited by billmcd; 04-Sep-2012 at 17:43. Reason: typo

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