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I haven't heard VERSUS I haven't informed



 
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I haven't heard VERSUS I haven't informed #1 (permalink) Wed Jun 28, 2006 13:02 pm   I haven't heard VERSUS I haven't informed
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #86 "Common English Errors (2)", question 4

I haven't ......... from anyone lately.

(a) hear
(b) listened
(c) informed
(d) heard

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #86 "Common English Errors (2)", answer 4

I haven't heard from anyone lately.

Correct answer: (d) heard

Your answer was: incorrect
I haven't informed from anyone lately.
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Could you please explain why I can't use the word - "inform"?

Thanks

Erin
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Informed #2 (permalink) Wed Jun 28, 2006 14:24 pm   Informed
 

Hi Erin,

If you wanted to use informed, you would have to make this passive:

I haven't BEEN informed BY anyone.

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