hear vs here :

hear or 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.

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  • 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
    The jury had heard all the evidence
  • v  receive a communication from someone
    We heard nothing from our son for five years
  • v  listen and pay attention
    We must hear the expert before we make a decision

  • n  the present location; this place
    where do we go from here?
  • 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
    is everyone here?
  • r  in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is
    I work here
    turn here
    radio waves received here on Earth
  • r  in this circumstance or respect or on this point or detail
    what do we have here?
    here I must disagree
  • r  to this place (especially toward the speaker)
    come here, please
  • r  at this time; now
    we'll adjourn here for lunch and discuss the remaining issues this afternoon
News & Articles

  • Parents to Hear Evidence in 2 Faith-Healing Deaths
    Parents to hear evidence in sons' faith-healing deaths in Philadelphia; have been in custody        
    June 12, 2013 - ABC News
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune