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    Question heard her say & heard she says

    Are these meaning the same things?

    A. I have heard her say, "I hate my job."

    B. I have heard she says, "I hate my job."


    Please let me know.




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    Default Re: heard her say & heard she says

    Quote Originally Posted by kayoox View Post
    Are these meaning the same things?

    A. I have heard her say, "I hate my job."

    B. I have heard she says, "I hate my job."

    Please let me know.


    They mean the same thing.
    I (have) heard her say,"I hate my job." (one clause sentence + quotation)
    I (have) heard her saying,"I hate my job." (one clause sentence + quotation)
    I have heard (that) she says,"I hate my job." (Main clause + subordinate clause + quotation).

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinwschang View Post
    They mean the same thing.
    I (have) heard her say,"I hate my job." (one clause sentence + quotation)
    I (have) heard her saying,"I hate my job." (one clause sentence + quotation)
    I have heard (that) she says,"I hate my job." (Main clause + subordinate clause + quotation).
    There's a slight difference in what information is given, in my opinion.

    I (have) heard her say/saying, 'I hate my job.' implies that I personally heard her say/saying so, whereas I have heard that she says, 'I hate my job.' doesn't - I may, or may not, have been present when she was saying that thing, I might've only been told about what she was saying.

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    Default Re: heard her say & heard she says

    you are right.

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    Default Re: heard her say & heard she says

    Quote Originally Posted by kayoox View Post
    Are these meaning the same things?
    Do these mean the same thing?

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    Smile Re: heard her say & heard she says

    Hello, justinwschang, engee30 and Soup.
    Thank you very much for your comments.
    I became able to clearly understand the difference between them and I realized my mistakes in my writing.
    Last edited by kayoox; 16-Sep-2007 at 14:20.

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    Default Re: heard her say & heard she says

    Quote Originally Posted by kayoox View Post
    Hello, justinwschang, engee30 and Soup.
    Thank you very much for your comments.
    I am able to understand the difference between them clearly now, and I realized my mistakes in my writing.
    See correction.

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    Default Re: heard her say & heard she says

    Just one more voice:
    I heard she says - this sounds like she says this often. You have never heard it yourself, but she says it often enough that it's common knowledge she says this. It's a habitual action for her.

    [not a teacher]

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    Smile Re: heard her say & heard she says

    Thank you for another correction, Soup.
    You've been very helpful!

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