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    #1

    we have heard and understand/understood

    I’m unsure if I should use understand or understood in the sentence below. Due to ‘heard’, I’m inclined to use ‘understood’.

    You don’t need to reiterate your point; we have heard and understand/understood what you’re saying.

    Thank you for teaching me!

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    #2

    Re: we have heard and understand/understood

    They're both acceptable.

    We have heard and [we] understand.
    We have heard and [we have] understood.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: we have heard and understand/understood

    I don't understand why 'understand' is grammatically correct. Due to the presence of 'and', I thought it has to be 'understood'.

    Kindly help me to understand why 'understand' is also correct.

    Thank you!

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    #4

    Re: we have heard and understand/understood

    I think the auxiliary 'have' does not necessarily apply to the verb after 'and'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: we have heard and understand/understood

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanlike View Post
    Due to ‘heard’, I’m inclined to use ‘understood’.
    Me, too.


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    #6

    Re: we have heard and understand/understood

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanlike View Post
    Kindly help me to understand why 'understand' is also correct.
    ems explained why both are acceptable in post #2.

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    #7

    Re: we have heard and understand/understood

    She just said that they are acceptable. She didn't say why.
    Not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: we have heard and understand/understood

    I think what she wrote suggests what I said in post#4.
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    #9

    Re: we have heard and understand/understood

    Now I see. So you wrote why both can be acceptable.
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    #10

    Re: we have heard and understand/understood

    I agree that both are acceptable, for the reasons already given, but I would also be inclined to use understood.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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