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    Hi guys,

    Correct me if Iam wrong.

    1) we saw her wait for bus.

    2) we saw her eat dinner.

    3) we could smell the dinner burn.

    4) we saw the linda run

    5) I heard her come in "if we want to use she, instead of her then we would say "I heard she came in" is it correct?

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    I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker.

    We saw her wait for a bus means you've seen the whole activity, action.
    We saw her waiting for a bus doesn't mean it. You just saw her at the bus stop.

    It works with the rest sentences, though sentence 3 is awkward one.

    Is there any reason why you've written "the Linda" ?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Tufguy, you surely know by now that every sentence must begin with a capital letter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    5) I heard her come in "if we want to use she, instead of her then we would say "I heard she came in" is it correct?
    I am not a teacher.

    This means that you heard about it/someone told you.

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    Re: past

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    This means that you heard about it/someone told you.
    Is the 3 sentence correct?

    So I heard she came in means I heard it from someone that she came, is it right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Is the 3 sentence correct? Is the third sentence correct? Is sentence #3 correct?

    So "I heard she came in" means I heard it from someone that she came. Is that right?
    No. Something doesn't "burn" all at once. You can smell that it's burnt, or smell it burning.
    Please use quotation marks to separate the sentence you are asking about from your question.

    Yes, if you hear "her" come in, your heard it with your own ears.
    If you heard that she came in, someone told you that she did. This seems unlikely.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: past

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Tufguy, you surely know by now that every sentence must begin with a capital letter!
    And that every sentence must end with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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