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    what is the differences between hearing and listening?

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    Re: yemen

    Listening is a controlled activity-- you can listen at will. Hearing is an automatic response; it is uncontrollable. These are correct:

    I was listening to the radio, but I couldn't hear it because your TV was too loud.
    Did you hear my question? Sorry, no-- I wasn't listerning.

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