While writing the following sentence I was curious whether the sentence was correct. But after checking COCA, I came to now that similar expressions are in use. The sentence I wrote is:
Have you heard it used this way?
In COCA I found the following:
I had never heard it described that way.
I use the term and I've heard it used fairly interchangeably.
My question is:
If the part after "it" for example "used this way", "described that way" or "used fairly interchangeably" is the modifier of "it" and as such it is the part of a noun phrase headed by "it". Or if they are the second complement of the verb "hear", the first being "it".
And how to distinguish the two in here?