Results 1 to 5 of 5
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Belarus
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Feb 2011
    • Posts: 425
    #1

    learn

    Do you use "lean" in the Present Simple to mean I know or I've been informed

    I learn that you are planning on going home soon.

    Does it mean something like

    I hear that you are planning on going home soon.

  1. 5jj's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic

    • Join Date: Oct 2010
    • Posts: 28,134
    #2

    Re: learn

    'Hear' is more natural.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Ukrainian
      • Home Country:
      • Belarus
      • Current Location:
      • Ukraine

    • Join Date: Feb 2011
    • Posts: 425
    #3

    Re: learn

    Thank you. I see. Would it be OK to use it in this sentence?

    I learn that what we expect we get. (I learn would mean I know, right?)

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 25,624
    #4

    Re: learn

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    Thank you. I see. Would it be OK to use it in this sentence?

    I learn that what we expect we get. (I learn would mean I know, right?)
    It's not natural.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Laos

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 57,888
    #5

    Re: learn

    You could use the present perfect, but the present simple doesn't sound natural to me. However, hear works better for me.

Similar Threads

  1. [Vocabulary] Don't learn to code; learn to paint. [meaning of "to code"]
    By Conatus in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27-Dec-2013, 23:42
  2. [General] learn to drive vs learn driving
    By maoyueh in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 23-Dec-2013, 14:25
  3. [Vocabulary] learn (how) to persuade or learn skills to persuade
    By belltrio in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-Jul-2013, 23:57
  4. [Grammar] 'learn to swin' or 'learn swimming'?
    By wotcha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 25-Mar-2011, 12:54
  5. how to learn speak english not learn just grammer
    By noora in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Apr-2006, 09:16

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •