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The principle at work here is shome'a ka'one (listening is like speaking), Sukkah 38b. The people should have the intention to fulfill their obligation through the leader and the leader should have the intention to fulfill their obligation as well. The listeners must hear the entire blessing and after the blessings respond with Amen and they are yotze. ...


Halachipedia says: If you notice that someone made a mistake in Davening that would require him to go back to the beginning, for example, you heard someone miss Mashiv HaRuach (and Morid HaTal), one may signal with one’s hands in order to get his attention, if that’s unsuccessful, one should tell him after Davening. However, this leniency isn’t ...


see משנה ברורה ס'רו ס''ק יב who says clearly so long as one did not talk after the bracha it is only a hefsek if he is מסיח דעת which means so long as he didn't start thinking about something else, and take off his mind what he is waiting for (or talk) it is not a hefsek and he does not (and can not) make another bracha.

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