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    can you explain to me please when to use hear and listen..and what the different between them
    thank you..teacher

  2. ghmcal

    Re: hear-listen

    To "hear" means to perceive sound with the ear. To "listen" means to try to hear, actively.

    For example, I can hear my computer run, but I do not listen to it - I'm not trying to hear it, but I can perceive the sound. When I talk with my mother, I listen to her - I care about what she says, so I try to hear her. That's listening.


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