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    #1

    I seem to have heard someone called my name.

    I seem to have heard someone calling me.
    I seem to heard someone calling me.
    Which one correct? Is "have" necessarily in the sentence?

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    #2

    Re: I seem to have heard someone called my name.

    The second one is certainly wrong.
    The first one ... what do you mean to say?
    I thought I heard someone calling me?
    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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    #3

    Re: I seem to have heard someone called my name.

    Not a teacher

    I seem
    bugs me. Either it seems or I think seem is not a modal verb and thus you can`t use it in the construction seem to + verb nor in seem to + present perfect

    It seems that someone called me.
    I heard someone calling me.
    I think I heard someone calling me.

    These are all natural and sound OK to me.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 12-Nov-2014 at 11:03. Reason: Correct "sounds" and "ok"

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    #4

    Re: I seem to have heard someone called my name.

    "I seem to have heard..." is fine.

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