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Wendy S

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PT

2021.04.20 15:07
It is easy to confuse listen and hear. They seem like synonyms because they both have to do with hearing, but they are not interchangeable. Hear means your ability to hear. Listen means your willingness or choice to hear. If I ask if you can hear me, I am asking about your ability to hear me. If I am asking if you are listening to me, I am asking if you are paying attention to me. We often say, "Are you listening to me?" to kids or to husbands or wives when we sense they are not paying attention to our words! So if you ask if someone is listening to you, it could be considered rude. To avoid this error, use "hear" for ability to hear.
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  • Mia 2021.04.20 15:24

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    That's awesome, thank you for sharing this, it's the little things that sometimes make the difference. 😊
  • Daniela 2021.04.20 15:32

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    Thank you Wendy!
  • Jerusalem 2021.04.20 16:25

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    Hola mi idiomatic es el. Spanish pero quisieta aprender su idiomatic y soy nueva en esta red. Social. Y AMI. Me gustaria conoser halguna Amiga como voz queria saber si psoriasis podemos interactuar mas luego.gracias si me esta leyendo .😊😄 Saudis saludos desde Republic Dominicana
  • Araceli 2021.04.20 16:27

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    Nice advice
  • Heni Lestari 2021.04.20 16:38

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    Thanks for the great explanation, I personally have just known how we have to use it properly.
  • andre paulo 2021.04.20 17:02

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    Could you post and share it in our group? We need for someone whose teach us english👍
  • Guss Rios 2021.04.20 17:41

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    La maravillosa Wendy. THANKS love your tips (hear-listen-listen-hear 🥴🥴🥴👍
  • Wendy S 2021.04.21 03:20

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    @andre paulo Yes, sure!
  • Wendy S 2021.04.21 03:20

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    @Mia You are welcome Mia!
  • Wendy S 2021.04.21 03:21

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    @Daniela Very welcome Emily.
  • Wendy S 2021.04.21 03:21

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    @Araceli Thanks!
  • Wendy S 2021.04.21 03:22

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    @Heni Lestari Glad it was helpful!
  • Wendy S 2021.04.21 03:23

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    @Guss Rios Hahaa. You are welcome!
  • DavidEquis 2021.04.21 04:31

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    Excelente, sigue así
  • andre paulo 2021.04.21 16:39

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    @Wendy S I know you're a good english teacher
  • Wendy S 2021.04.21 20:42

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    @andre paulo Thank you!
  • Wendy S 2021.04.21 20:42

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    @DavidEquis 🤗

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