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    Hello.

    If I say "Listen me" is it correct or I should say "Listen to me"?

    Thanks in advance.
    Boris.

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    "Listen to me" is correct.

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    Thanks for you reply. Then what do you think about "Listen me up" ? Is it correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Thanks for you reply. Then what do you think about "Listen me up" ? Is it correct?
    No, it's not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Thanks for you reply. Then what do you think about "Listen me up"? Is it correct?
    It's incorrect. If you wanted someone or a group of people to listen to something you want to say, you can use "Listen to me!" or "Listen up!" but we don't combine the two.

    Remember not to put a space before a question mark, even when it appears directly after closing quotation marks.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Then it's pretty strange. My dictionary says that phrase is correct and popular in AmE. Therefore I want to listen to MikeNewYork or somebody else from U.S.

    I think it will be intresting to you as well. So, let's wait AmE speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Then it's pretty strange. My dictionary says that phrase is correct and popular in AmE.
    And which dictionary might that be?
    Therefore I want to listen to MikeNewYork or somebody else from U.S..
    Well, you have already heard from riquecohen, who is, despite his youthful appearance, one of the more reliable AmE-speakers who respond in this forum.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Then it's pretty strange. My dictionary says that phrase is correct and popular in AmE. Therefore I want to listen to MikeNewYork or somebody else from U.S.

    I think it will be intresting to you as well. So, let's wait AmE speakers.
    I have never heard that expression used. I Googled it and was surprised to find 2 million hits. However, when looking at the pages, several were from a song of that title, many pages had titles in foreign languages, and a few were from porn sites. Many were repeats. At the end, there were only 81 pages and a message that said all the rest were similar to those 81 pages. I have to conclude that this expression is not very popular in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I have never heard that expression used. [...'] I have to conclude that this expression is not very popular in the US.
    Good enough for you, Boris?
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    A lot of thanks for your replies.

    My dictionary is ABBYY Lingvo OCR, ICR, OMR - Optical Character Recognition and Linguistic Solutions - ABBYY

    I think you must know this book.
    Sorry if I wasted your time, but you really helped me.

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