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  1. skeips's Avatar
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    #1

    is my understanding correct?

    "I couldn't help but overhear your conversation." I understand this sentence in simpler way, "I heard your conversation." Is my understanding correct?

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    #2

    Re: is my understanding correct?

    The speaker did indeed hear the conversation, but is conveying the idea that s/he did not deliberately listen to it.

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