Edit This Grammar Lesson: Here vs. Hear
Updated: Feb 20, 2020
Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, let's discuss the difference between Here vs. Hear. Do you know when to use each one?
Most of you might be saying, "Why, yes, I do!" But for others, it's not that easy. These are perfect examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings – and they trip more people up than you think.
But don't worry. We are here to clear up the confusion.
Here is used to refer to the location of a person, place, or thing.
* I'm here. The party can start now!
* Where are you? I'm right here!
* My mom takes me here every Sunday.
* Here we go!
Hear, on the other hand, refers to listening.
* Can you hear me in there?
* I can't hear your voice over the loudspeaker.
* I hear they don't like meatballs.
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