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Common Error: "Hear" vs. "Sound"

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Hello! It’s Mistake Monday again, and we’re continuing with our series about senses in English. This week I want to talk about the sense of smell, but I don’t have a Common Error related to smell. So, for today I decided to do one more post related to last week’s topic, hearing. Then, for Word Wednesday we’ll continue with vocabulary related to smell
How does that sound?
I hope it sounds good, because that’s how it’s going to be, haha! In fact, that’s today’s Common Error: 
Common Error: Hear vs. Sound
DON’T say this: “The music hears excellent.”
“Celine Dion sound herself very bad.”
WHY? Remember that last week we talked about the difference between hear and listen. Those are two verbs that we can use when we receive and process sound in our ears.

-Sound is used to describe when we produce sounds. It’s a bit complicated because “sound” can be a verb (“sonar” in Spanish) or a noun (“sónido” in Spanish).

-As a verb:
“This music sounds great! What exactly are you listening to?”

-As a noun:
“It was so quiet in the house that you couldn’t hear a sound.”

Note: It’s also common to use “sound” to express your opinion about an idea or some general information, and is often followed by “like”:
“That sounds like a great idea!”
“Based on your description, Rodrigo sounds like a very nice person.”

INSTEAD, SAY THIS: -“The music sounds excellent.”
-“Celine Dion sounds very bad.”

That’s it for today! If you have questions or comments, please leave a comment or contact me. Thanks for reading, and have a great week!
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