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    see vs look , hear vs llisten

    What do you think is the difference for see vs look , hear vs listen? I think the former sets are passive, unwilling ones, while the latter sets are active, willing ones.
    1. I can see everything!(a blind waking up after an eyesight recovery operation)- passive
    2. Please take a look at it! - active

    3. I heard the thunder - passive
    4. I listened to his lecture. - active

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    I think you are right. See and hear are not passive in the grammatical sense but they indicate less activity than look and listen.

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