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hear from

Meaning: If you hear from someone, they call you, email you or contact you in some other way.

For example:

  • hear from sb Have you heard from Kyle lately? I haven't heard from him for a week or two.

  • hear from sb I hear from my kids at least once a week. They usually email, but sometimes they phone.

Note: Usually used in one of the perfect tenses, such as "Have you heard of ... ?" or "I had never heard of ..."

Quick Quiz:

The last time I heard from Madonna was when
  1. she called me last week
  2. I saw her on TV last night
  3. I listened to her CD this morning

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