Student or Learner
Does this sentence sound natural?
I hear a strange noise downstairs.
Or "can hear" sounds better?
Please help me.
Last edited by gchman; 26-Oct-2009 at 15:55.
You can also use 'I hear' to report a frequent occurrence: 'Every night at 03.33 I hear the same noise'.
Also, many people say 'I hear you', meaning 'I understand what you're saying, but I disagree.'
But in cases of plain perception, use 'I can hear'.