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    whether 'as' should be there ...

    A: Give me that ball.
    'B' gives doll. 'A' says I asked for ball and asks B, "what did you hear it (as)?"
    B: I heard it as doll.

    Please tell me whether 'as' should be there in the above conversation.
    Is it just optional?
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    Re: whether 'as' should be there ...

    "I heard it as doll."
    "I heard doll."
    You can say either of those. You can't leave out 'as' in the first.

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    Re: whether 'as' should be there ...

    You can't leave it out in the question. Use either:

    - What did you hear?
    - What did you hear it as?

    You can't say "What did you hear it?"

    (Edit: Apologies. I appear to have basically repeated Raymott's reply. Inexplicably, his response wasn't visible to me when I posted mine even though it was posted two hours ago!)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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