Here vs Hear in English Grammar
Here and Hear are two words in English that appear similar in pronunciation but different in their usage. Such words are generally called as homonyms. The word ‘here’ is used as an indeclinable that indicates the place of a particular thing or a person for that matter as in the sentence “He lives here.”
On the other hand the word ‘hear’ gives the meaning of listening something that is uttered. Hence ‘hear’ is a word that denotes an action. Hence it is a verb. On the other hand ‘here’ is not a verb. It is in fact a kind of adjective.
Look at the sentences wherein the word ‘here’ is used as an adjective.
1. Keep the book here.
2. Do the work here itself.
In both the sentences mentioned above the word ‘here’ is used as an adjective although it is used in addition as an indeclinable that denotes ‘place’ in the first sentence.
Look at the sentences
1. Snakes hear through their skin.
2. Man hears with the help of his ears.
In both the sentences mentioned above the word ‘hear’ is used in the sense of action. The word can be used in imperative sentences too as in “Hear what he says”
The word ‘hear’ can be used in association with words such as ‘noise’, ‘voice’, etc., as in sentences
1. He heard some noise from inside the house
2. He hears a singing voice.
In both the sentence mentioned above the word ‘hear’ is used in association with a few other words.
The word ‘here’ is sometimes used in the sense of attention as in the sentence “Here is the rule”. Here the word ‘here’ is used while drawing the attention of the audience. The two words ‘here’ is used as pronoun, noun, adjective, indeclinable and sometimes even as an adverb as in the sentence “He comes here”. Here ‘here’ is used as an adverb. It is interesting to note that in expressions such as ‘here and there’ the word ‘here’ is used as a noun. The word ‘hear’ is generally used in the sense of listening to something.
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