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    Are these sentences correct:

    1-I have never heard anyone learn a language in three days.
    2-I have never heard anyone learning a language in three days.

    3-I have never heard John do something extraordinary.
    4-I have never heard John doing something extraordinary.
    (I have never heard an account of John doing something extraordinary.)

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    Re: heard

    heard = sounds
    heard of = ideas (whether attained through hearing or not)

    I've never heard him singing (or: sing). (I've never heard his voice in a song.)
    I've never heard of him singing. (No one has ever mentioned the idea of him singing.)

    hope this helps.

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