Difference between 'hear' and 'hear of/about something'

please give me examples as much as you can:
“hear something”, “hear about something” and “hear of something”.

Many thanks

‘To hear’ (to be told): have you heard the news? Have you heard that there’s going to be a new show on TV?

‘To hear about’ (to find out a piece of information): I’ve never heard about that village before; did you hear about the new project?

‘To hear of’ (to be informed about, to be familiar with, to learn of): he’s never heard of Oscar Wilde (doesn’t know who Oscar Wilde was); has anyone heard of the new virus?

Would you mind telling us something about “hear from”?


Hi Anna,

‘Hear from’ often refers to receiving information/news from someone either in writing or in spoken form. It is a common expression used when you get a phone call from someone you haven’t heard from for a long time and you start by saying: It’s good to hear from you after all this time.


Hi Alan,

Thank you, Alan, for your explanation on this phrase. I was taught that hear from refers to receiving letters from someone. So, I used to doubt if it is correct for me to say: Looking forward to hearing more from you. Now everything is clear. Thanks.

Thanks Sir Alan! I’d be grateful.

great explanation