I saw that she was crying VS. I saw her crying. Is there a difference in meaning between them to you? Thank you so much in advance 

asked Aug 21 '12 at 08:39 Hans Contributor

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In meaning there is no difference, but in terms of parts of speech there is:

In first sentence, you have a noun clause with crying as present participle form of the verb while in the second one, you have crying as non-finite verb.

link answered Aug 21 '12 at 10:20 Rahul Gupta Expert

Thank you and can I ask one more question? "I heard that they were fighting last night" and "I heard them fighting last night." It seems similar to the last question but I do not think we can say both of them are the same in meaning. Don't you think so? What an English!! But I like it for the reason.

HansAug 21 '12 at 10:37

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