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Verbs of Perception

23 Feb

Verbs of Perception refer to those verbs which talk about sensing:

  • see/look/watch/notice/observe
  • hear/listen to
  • taste
  • smell
  • touch/feel
  • sense

These verbs can be used in different ways.

Progressive

Used in the progressive, these verbs indicate the subject is focussing on a particular object:

He is watching television
She’s listening to music
He was smelling different perfumes
I am feeling ill.

Object + Infinitive

Some verbs of perception can be used with an object and then the infinitive (without to):

{verb of perception} + {object} + {infinitive}
I watched it explode.
I heard them shout.

Note that we don’t use this construction for taste, smell or touch. However, we can use it with feel:

I felt him shudder.
She felt him relax.
 
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Verbs of Perception

23 Feb

Verbs of Perception refer to those verbs which talk about sensing:

  • see/look/watch/notice/observe
  • hear/listen to
  • taste
  • smell
  • touch/feel
  • sense

These verbs can be used in different ways.

Progressive

Used in the progressive, these verbs indicate the subject is focussing on a particular object:

He is watching television
She’s listening to music
He was smelling different perfumes
I am feeling ill.

Object + Infinitive

Some verbs of perception can be used with an object and then the infinitive (without to):

{verb of perception} + {object} + {infinitive}
I watched it explode.
I heard them shout.

Note that we don’t use this construction for taste, smell or touch. However, we can use it with feel:

I felt him shudder.
She felt him relax.
 

Verbs of Perception

23 Feb

Verbs of Perception refer to those verbs which talk about sensing:

  • see/look/watch/notice/observe
  • hear/listen to
  • taste
  • smell
  • touch/feel
  • sense

These verbs can be used in different ways.

Progressive

Used in the progressive, these verbs indicate the subject is focussing on a particular object:

He is watching television
She’s listening to music
He was smelling different perfumes
I am feeling ill.

Object + Infinitive

Some verbs of perception can be used with an object and then the infinitive (without to):

{verb of perception} + {object} + {infinitive}
I watched it explode.
I heard them shout.

Note that we don’t use this construction for taste, smell or touch. However, we can use it with feel:

I felt him shudder.
She felt him relax.
 

Verbs of Perception

23 Feb

Verbs of Perception refer to those verbs which talk about sensing:

  • see/look/watch/notice/observe
  • hear/listen to
  • taste
  • smell
  • touch/feel
  • sense

These verbs can be used in different ways.

Progressive

Used in the progressive, these verbs indicate the subject is focussing on a particular object:

He is watching television
She’s listening to music
He was smelling different perfumes
I am feeling ill.

Object + Infinitive

Some verbs of perception can be used with an object and then the infinitive (without to):

{verb of perception} + {object} + {infinitive}
I watched it explode.
I heard them shout.

Note that we don’t use this construction for taste, smell or touch. However, we can use it with feel:

I felt him shudder.
She felt him relax.
 

Verbs of Perception

23 Feb

Verbs of Perception refer to those verbs which talk about sensing:

  • see/look/watch/notice/observe
  • hear/listen to
  • taste
  • smell
  • touch/feel
  • sense

These verbs can be used in different ways.

Progressive

Used in the progressive, these verbs indicate the subject is focussing on a particular object:

He is watching television
She’s listening to music
He was smelling different perfumes
I am feeling ill.

Object + Infinitive

Some verbs of perception can be used with an object and then the infinitive (without to):

{verb of perception} + {object} + {infinitive}
I watched it explode.
I heard them shout.

Note that we don’t use this construction for taste, smell or touch. However, we can use it with feel:

I felt him shudder.
She felt him relax.
 

Verbs of Perception

23 Feb

Verbs of Perception refer to those verbs which talk about sensing:

  • see/look/watch/notice/observe
  • hear/listen to
  • taste
  • smell
  • touch/feel
  • sense

These verbs can be used in different ways.

Progressive

Used in the progressive, these verbs indicate the subject is focussing on a particular object:

He is watching television
She’s listening to music
He was smelling different perfumes
I am feeling ill.

Object + Infinitive

Some verbs of perception can be used with an object and then the infinitive (without to):

{verb of perception} + {object} + {infinitive}
I watched it explode.
I heard them shout.

Note that we don’t use this construction for taste, smell or touch. However, we can use it with feel:

I felt him shudder.
She felt him relax.
 

Verbs of Perception

23 Feb

Verbs of Perception refer to those verbs which talk about sensing:

  • see/look/watch/notice/observe
  • hear/listen to
  • taste
  • smell
  • touch/feel
  • sense

These verbs can be used in different ways.

Progressive

Used in the progressive, these verbs indicate the subject is focussing on a particular object:

He is watching television
She’s listening to music
He was smelling different perfumes
I am feeling ill.

Object + Infinitive

Some verbs of perception can be used with an object and then the infinitive (without to):

{verb of perception} + {object} + {infinitive}
I watched it explode.
I heard them shout.

Note that we don’t use this construction for taste, smell or touch. However, we can use it with feel:

I felt him shudder.
She felt him relax.