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I hear vs. I am hearing #46 (permalink) Mon Dec 06, 2010 15:13 pm   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

thanks for your suggestions. do you know, something i feel very difficult how to match the words? there are so many different words with the same meanings but different functions. . . how to overcome it? thanks
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I hear vs. I am hearing #47 (permalink) Thu Feb 10, 2011 18:24 pm   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

Hi Alan,
why i could'nt use HEAR instead of I AM HEARING
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I hear vs. I am hearing #48 (permalink) Thu Feb 10, 2011 18:29 pm   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

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Hi,

'I hear' means either the ability to use your ears or 'I understand'. 'I am hearing' suggests either 'there is a sound coming to my ears now' or 'information/news is coming to me'.

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I hear vs. I am hearing #49 (permalink) Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:06 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

Hi Alan

I am hearing what you are saying but that still doesn't make me want to change my mind one little bit.

This sentence sounds right to me. can you explain please
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I hear vs. I am hearing #50 (permalink) Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:23 pm   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

SIR
THIS THE SENTENCE" WOULD U MIND IF I SAT"
WHY WE USE HERE SAT ?
I M ASKING AND IT IS NOT DONE THEN WHY???????
please HELP ME I'M CONFUSED..........
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I hear vs. I am hearing #51 (permalink) Thu May 05, 2011 8:09 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

thank u,
it is really intersting and wonderful test. i really like it
thank u for your support
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I hear vs. I am hearing #52 (permalink) Sat Jul 23, 2011 5:49 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

I hear what you are saying but that still doesn't make me want to change my mind one little bit.

I am hearing what you are saying but that still doesn't make me want to change my mind one little bit.

what are the basic differences between these two sentences?
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I hear vs. I am hearing #53 (permalink) Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:22 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

'I am hearing' is more 'active', but in natural conversation the difference is not significant.
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I hear vs. I am hearing #54 (permalink) Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:21 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

why we coulde not say I am hearing?
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I hear vs. I am hearing #55 (permalink) Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:17 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

Hi Niaz1, did you read Alan's answer to your question? Also, your question should read 'Why can't we say I am hearing'?

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I hear vs. I am hearing #56 (permalink) Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:35 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

yeah i read before but i still can't understand why we do not use am hearing?
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I hear vs. I am hearing #57 (permalink) Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:38 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

Because both expressions have different meanings as Alan has explained. By the way, the personal pronoun I is always capitalized.

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I hear vs. I am hearing #58 (permalink) Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:38 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

Dear sajjad,

"I am hearing" means you are still hearing and cannot take the decision like "still doesn't make me want to change my mind one little bit" but "I hear" means you have listen to what is being said and in the position to make your decision.

I am not good in english and tried to explain what i think may be the difference between above two sentences. My request to the members is please let me know if i am wrong.

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I hear vs. I am hearing #59 (permalink) Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:20 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

Niaz1 wrote:
yeah i read before but i still can't understand why we do not use am hearing?


Did you read my response above, Niaz?
Informally and in modern English, you can use it.
It is a more 'active' response, emphasising that you are still going through the process of hearing.
Formally and traditionally, this tense would be considered incorrect.
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I hear vs. I am hearing #60 (permalink) Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:03 am   I hear vs. I am hearing
 

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Hi,

This is a longstanding question that has been on the forum since 2004 and so is perhaps worth another explanation. When you say: I hear you are going to live in Spain - this means I understand that you are going to live in Spain. In other words someone has told me that.

'I am hearing' is used in a colloquial sense and often refers to gossip or indirect information that people are passing from one person to another. I would not call it incorrect but conversational. You could use it like this: I am hearing stories about you and Mary. Is it true that you two are going to get married? This is quite different from 'I hear' because the person making the remark and asking the question is not absolutely sure whether the 'information' is true or simply gossip.

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