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    He heard a strange noise coming from the bar.

    Mr Thompson is going to sell his pub because it is haunted. He told me that he could not go to sleep one night because he heard a strange noise coming from the bar.
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    he heard a strange noise coming from the bar, I wonder if coming from the bar should be taken as part of hear somebody doing something structure or the attribute to noise.
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    Re: He heard a strange noise coming from the bar.

    I consider 'doing something' in 'hear something doing something' to be a participial phrase modifying the first 'something', and that applies to your example, where 'coming from the bar' is the modifier.
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