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    njanja is offline Junior Member
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    say or saying?

    Hello everyone,

    Is it correct to say

    Did you hear him say that?


    Did you hear him saying that?

    If both sentences are correct,what`s the difference in meaning?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Tdol is offline Editor,
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    There's little difference here. If we say I heard + bare infinitive, it implies we heard it all, while the gerund is when when we hear part.

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