hear of

This page is about the phrasal verb hear of.

Meaning: If you've heard of someone, you know who they are and what they do.

For example:

  • have heard of sb/sth We met people in the jungles of Borneo who had never watched TV or read a newspaper, and they'd never heard of Barack Obama.

  • have heard of sb/sth I've never met anyone who hasn't heard of Michael Jackson.

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

Quick Quiz:

Nearly everyone in England has heard of Wayne Rooney. They

a. have seen him on TV

b. have met him

c. know him well

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