I'm sorry for asking about the usage of verbs of perception again.
1. I heard him hit the wall.
2. I heard him hitting the wall.
(I'm using "hit the wall" in its literal sense, not an idiom.)
I learned/understand they convey the same message.
Am I correct in saying that #1 focuses on the fact that he hit the wall and #2 on his repeated action?
Thank you, Piscean.
I think it was you who kindly gave me these example sentences a few months ago:
1. I saw him run the 100 metres.
2. I saw him running the marathon.
(I use them to show the differences to my students in class. I also shared these sentences with my colleagues. Thank you.)
Let's say the marathon took two hours and a half, and I watched the live broadcast from the beginning till the end.
Is it possible to say "I saw/watched him run the marathon on TV"?
(Edit) I'd like to say thank you to Eckaslike, Raymott and other members too. You helped me a lot back then.
Last edited by tzfujimino; 21-Sep-2015 at 14:43.
1. I heard the car hit the fence. It was a horrible noise.
2. I heard the car spinning around. I also heard some people crying.
Are these good example sentences?
Last edited by tzfujimino; 22-Sep-2015 at 12:03.