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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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