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Idiom: I hear what you are saying #1 (permalink) Mon Jun 25, 2007 13:56 pm   Idiom: I hear what you are saying
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #2 "Send the right message", question 3

I hear what you are saying but I don't agree with you.

(a) I understand what you mean
(b) I believe your words
(c) I am able to catch your words
(d) I think you are right

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #2 "Send the right message", answer 3

I understand what you mean but I don't agree with you.

Correct answer: (a) I understand what you mean
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the meaning of the written expression ?

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Idiom: I hear what you are saying #2 (permalink) Tue Jun 26, 2007 23:05 pm   Idiom: I hear what you are saying
 

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I hear what you are saying = I understand what you mean.
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Idiom: I hear what you are saying #3 (permalink) Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:14 am   Idiom: I hear what you are saying
 

Please explain me the diferrence between "I understand what you mean" and "I am able to catch your words". Why don't we use "I am able to catch your words" in this sentence?
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Idiom: I hear what you are saying #4 (permalink) Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:09 pm   Idiom: I hear what you are saying
 

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'I am able to catch your words' --This is not natural English, and it would not mean 'I understand what you mean' if it were.
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