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Did you hear #1 (permalink) Mon Sep 05, 2011 15:22 pm   Did you hear
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #277 "Basic Grammar Exercises (7)", question 8

Did you ......... what she said?

(a) listen
(b) hear
(c) hearing
(d) listening

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #277 "Basic Grammar Exercises (7)", answer 8

Did you hear what she said?

Correct answer: (b) hear

Your answer was: incorrect
Did you listen what she said?
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why we don't use 'listen' here?
is that such kind of paying attention when we use 'listen' to the phrase 'what she said'?

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Did you hear #2 (permalink) Mon Sep 05, 2011 16:43 pm   Did you hear
 

The reason you cannot use 'listen' there is because there is no accompanying preposition:

Did you listen to what she said?' would be okay, but without the 'to', 'listen' cannot be used.
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