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Flashcards in See somebody do / doing Deck (13):
1

I saw do something = he d__ something (simple p__) and I saw this. I saw the c____ action, from b____ to e__.

I saw do something = he did something (simple past) and I saw this. I saw the complete action, from beginning to end.

He fell off the wall. I saw this. I saw him fall of the wall.The accident happened.

Did you see it. Did you see the accident happen?

Note: we use this structure with see and hear, and a number of other verbs (felt, notice, listen, smell, found, etc.)

2

I saw him doing something = he w__ d___ something (p___ c_____) and I saw this. I saw him when he was in the m____ of doing it. This does not mean that I saw the c____ action.

I saw him doing something = he was doing something (past continuous) and I saw this. I saw him when he was in the middle of doing it. This does not mean that I saw the complete action.

He was walking along the street. I saw him walking along the street. (I saw him when he was in the middle onf doing it)

Note 1: we use this structure with see and hear, and a number of other verbs (felt, notice, listen, smell, found, etc.)

Note 2: sometimes the difference is not important and you can use either form.

3

Did anybody go out? I don't think so. I didn't see anybody go/going out.

Did anybody go out? I don't think so. I didn't see anybody go out.

4

Has Sarah arrived yet? Yes, I think I heard her arrive/arriving.

Has Sarah arrived yet? Yes, I think I heard her arrive.

5

How do you know I took the money? I know because I saw you take/taking it.

How do you know I took the money? I know because I saw you take it.

6

We listened to the old man  tell/telling his story from beginning to end.

We listened to the old man tell his story from beginning to end.

7

Listen! Can your ear a baby cry/crying?

Listen! Can your ear a baby crying?

8

I looked out of the window and saw Dan ride/riding his bike along the road.

I looked out of the window and saw Dan riding his bike along the road.

9

I thought I heard somebody say/saying "Hi", so I turned around.

I thought I heard somebody say "Hi", so I turned around.

10

We watched two men run/running accross the yard and climb/climbing through an open window into the house.

We watched two men run accross the yard and climb through an open window into the house.

11

Everybody heard the bomb explode/exploding. It made a tremendous noise.

Everybody heard the bomb explode. It made a tremendous noise.

12

Oh! I can feel somehting crawl/crawling up my leg. It must be an insect.

Oh! I can feel somehting crawling up my leg. It must be an insect.

13

I heard somebody slam/slamming the door in the middle of the night. It woke me up.

I heard somebody slam the door in the middle of the night. It woke me up.