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The examiner made me sit quietly until everyone had finished.
The examiner let me sit quietly until everyone had finished.

Don't use let in the sense of make, meaning to force.

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I was hearing her CDs.
I was listening to her CDs.

To listen to may also means to think carefully about what someone say: Gerry always listens to his mother.

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John tore his coat on a nail.
John tore up his coat on a nail.
Philip was angry and tore up the letter.
Philip was angry and tore the letter.

To tear means to divide along a straight or irregular line, sometimes by accident. To tear up means to destroy by tearing to pieces.

The word up is often used with verbs to express the idea of greater completeness: burn up, drink up, dry up, cut up, eat up, shut up, use up.

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I love you! Will you marry me?
I like you! Will you marry me?

Both verbs can be used for people and things, the only difference is one of degree. Love is much stronger than like.

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Penny didn't leave me to get my book.
Penny didn't let me get my book.

Let means to allow. Leave means to abandon or to go away from: Do you leave your books at school?

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