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    Can one say:
    1-I heard that he shouted.
    instead of:
    a-I heard him shout.

    I do say: "I saw that he walked out of the room." I think that structure works with "see" but does it work with "hear"?

    I never use "1" in this sense. If I say "1" it would mean "I was told that he shouted."

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    Re: hear

    We can hear somebody/something doing something:: "Jenny could hear them arguing outside" or we can
    hear somebody do something "She heard Tom go upstairs".
    If you say hear that as in " I'm so sorry to hear (that) he died" it means you've been told about something or you've found out information.


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