"a word caught my ears" and "my ears caught a word"Which one is correct or are both sentences correct?How are they different?
Slightly different... If a word caught your ears it means that the word was probably meaningful or important in some way. If your ears caught a word, it may mean that you were actively listening for it, and that it was your effort - rather than the nature of the word - that led to you noticing the word.
Thank you. Personally, I think yummeh's explanation makes sense, though I want to hear more opinions.
They are one in the same, just depends on what you prefer to say, I say a word caught my ears
Also consider, "... a word caught my attention."