hear vs here : Common Errors in English

About hear vs here

If you find yourself writing sentences like “I know I left my wallet hear!” you should note that “hear” has the word “ear” buried in it and let that remind you that it refers only to hearing and is always a verb (except when you are giving the British cheer “Hear! Hear!”). “I left my wallet here” is the correct expression. “Here” is where you are, never something you do.

hear Meaning(s)

  • (v) perceive (sound) via the auditory sense
  • (v) get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
  • (v) examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process
  • (v) receive a communication from someone
  • (v) listen and pay attention

here Meaning(s)

  • (n) the present location; this place
  • (n) queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
  • (s) being here now
  • (r) in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is
  • (r) in this circumstance or respect or on this point or detail
  • (r) to this place (especially toward the speaker)
  • (r) at this time; now

hear in News

  1. Parents to hear evidence in sons' faith-healing deaths in Philadelphia; have been in custody

    PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine is set to hear evidence against them on Wednesday in the death of a second child.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Parents to Hear Evidence in 2 Faith-Healing Deaths

    Parents to hear evidence in sons' faith-healing deaths in Philadelphia; have been in custody        
    on June 12, 2013 Source: ABC News

  3. Hear Howie’s take on Obama’s visit

    The special election for the open U.S. Senate seat is less than two weeks away, and one recent poll points to a tight race. How tight? Jump on the “High Noon” Web show and live chat today — at high noon, of course — as Howie Carr and moderator Joe Battenfeld weigh in on the issues. The president is in town and some say that’s not good news for U.S. Rep. Edward J. Markey. Hear what Howie has to ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Boston Herald

here in News

  1. Weather Forecast - Here comes the rain!

    MISSOULA - Here comes the rain! Strong storms are likely today especially across portions of southwest Montana. Expect widespread showers throughout the day with temperatures sitting noticeably cooler in the low to mid 60s.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: KPAX Missoula

  2. Here Be Dragon in New The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Trailer

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Jackson’s J.R.R. Tolkien adaptation (OK, since like December/January), so here at the mid-point between the release of An Unexpected Journey and Smaug we’re getting a little taste of what the next chapter will look like. What’s here?
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Wired News

  3. ‘Here Comes the Bride’ exhibit to open Friday at Brookside Museum

    BALLSTON SPA — Brookside Museum will open its “Here Comes the Bride” exhibit of wedding dresses from the early 1900s to 1980 Friday. An opening reception is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Saratogian

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