Every day, I hear him sing/ing in the classroom.

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kinry

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Here are two sentences, but i'm a little confused about the difference.

1-Every day, I hear him sing in the classroom.
2-Every day, I hear him singing in the classroom.

Above which sentence is right? please attach your reasons. Much appreciated ! ^_^
Again,
3-I always see him fly kites
4-I always see him flying kites. Which one is right?

What makes me confused is the action that is repeated but not being done when the subject happens to see or hear it. So, which one is right, "do" or "doing" on such case?
 
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  • Franco-filly

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    English - Southern England
    I would use the continuous form in these examples as, no matter how briefly you hear/see these activities, they are happening for a period of time.

    p.s. Your thread title should represent your question i.e. sing vs singing - not be a cry for help!
     

    kinry

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    Chinese
    I would use the continuous form in these examples as, no matter how briefly you hear/see these activities, they are happening for a period of time.

    p.s. Your thread title should represent your question i.e. sing vs singing - not be a cry for help!
    Oh, sorry. I'm new here. It's been edited.
     
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