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1) I heard him say that...
Please explain the grammar rules for "say" (present tense) after the word "heard".
2) A Economic Development Board survey...
Why is it "a" not "an"? Is it because it is "a survey"?
3) A historic moment...
I have seen some books writing "an historic moment"? It should be "a", isn't it?

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    1) I heard him say that...
    Please explain the grammar rules for "say" (present tense) after the word "heard".
    It looks like an infinitive form without the defining "to" -- in this case the infinitive would be modifying the direct object "him."

    2) A Economic Development Board survey...
    Why is it "a" not "an"? Is it because it is "a survey"?
    This is an error. It should be "An..."

    3) A historic moment...
    I have seen some books writing "an historic moment"? It should be "a", isn't it?
    Some people do; others don't:
    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/540/01/
    Scroll down and read "Remember, using a or an ..."

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