Misused Words

Hear and Here

Hear, a verb, means to be aware of by the ear.

You do not need to speak so loudly, since I can hear what you are saying.

Here, an adverb, means in this place.

I like to read my book here on the beach because of the gentle breeze from the ocean.

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) It was (hear, here) at this intersection that the accident occurred.

(2) When I am not able to (hear, here) the music, I turn up the volume.

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