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    Using the Right Word: heard, herd

    Monday, March 01, 2010

    Heard is the past tense of the verb "hear." As a noun, herd means a "group of animals"; as a verb, it means "to keep or move (animals) in a herd."

    When we heard the thundering herd of cattle, we knew it was time to get out of the way.

    (From Write for Business, page 232, and Proofreader's Guide PDF, page 44)