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Difference between Give ear to something and Have an ear for something

give ear to somethinglisten sympathetically to a suggestion, etc.; heed smth.:

  • They read up on long-distance cycling and gave ear to the advice of friends and relatives.

have an ear for somethinghave the ability to learn music or languages quickly:

  • He had an ear for languages, which he enjoyed, and by this time he spoke five fluently.