I’ve heard that + (subject + verb)

You are letting someone know that you are aware of something or that you have been informed of something that is taking place. This could be something that has already happened or something happening in the near future. ‘I’ve’ is a contraction of the words ‘I have.’

Here are some examples:

“I’ve heard that you got a new job.”
“I’ve heard that you want to leave your job.”
“I’ve heard that you got a new car.”
“I’ve heard that you like to jog.”
“I’ve heard that you fix computers.”
“I’ve heard that you’ve never been to Canada.”
“I’ve heard that you like to shop.”
“I’ve heard that you and your boss don’t get along.”
“I’ve heard that there is no school next week.”
“I’ve heard that your wife is a yoga instructor.”

It occurred to me that (subject + verb)

The word ‘occurred’ informs someone that something has come to mind or has been found. You are letting someone know that you suddenly have thought or remembered about something.

Here are some examples:

“It occurred to me that I forgot your birthday.”
“It occurred to me that we both belong to the same gym.”
“It occurred to me that we enjoy a lot of the same things.”
“It occurred to me the price for homes are more expensive here.”
“It occurred to me that eating healthy makes me feel better.”

Using the word ‘had’ or ‘has’ can change what you are saying to represent something remembered in a past time.

Here are some examples:

“It had occurred to me that I forgot something at the grocery.”
“It had occurred to me I might need to change my email address.”
“It has occurred to me I forgot my mom’s birthday.”
“It has occurred to me before.”