LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||30/SET/2005 7:52 AM|
|Assunto:||Listen music x listen to music|
As a "synonym"? Explain this to me.
"To listen to" and "to listen for" have very different meanings.
I listen to (the) music. The music is playing, I am hearing the music, and hopefully I am enjoying the music.
I listen for the music. It is anticipated that the music is going to be played, and I am expecting to hear it, waiting to hear it, etc.
(I sit in the dark, listening for her footsteps. = I can't hear her footsteps now, but there is a possibility that I will hear them. I am expecting to hear them. Possibly I am even afraid that I will hear them. However, I am not hearing her footsteps at this moment.)
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