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    #1

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    sir,
    some people say THAT"s MEAN = it means
    i want to ask if it is grammatically correct.
    THANKS

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    Re: that's mean

    Quote Originally Posted by mateen-05pk
    sir,
    some people say THAT"s MEAN = it means
    i want to ask if it is grammatically correct.
    THANKS

    That's mean is not equal to it means as it is equal to that is mean.If im not wrong,that's mean is not grammatically correct.We only say it means and not that's mean.


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    Re: that's mean

    "that's mean" = "that is mean" which is grammatically incorrect English.
    You either say, "It means" or "that means".

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    Re: that's mean

    that's mean = that's not nice.

    Let me give you an example:

    A: Amy dumped me last night.
    B: Why?? you two looked so happy together.
    A: She just said she found a better guy. Just like that.
    B: That's so mean!

    Hope this helps.


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    #5

    Re: that's mean

    I heard a girl in my school said to her boyfriend "you're so mean"
    same meaning, right?

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    #6

    Re: that's mean

    Yes, sir. You're correct.


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    #7

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    "mean" also means "stingy" right?

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    #8

    Re: that's mean

    http://www.answers.com/mean

    Definition no.1, mean as in "I mean you're not good enough!"

    No.2 is what we're looking for here. "You're a mean b@$t@rd"

    No.3 is mathmatical mean or mean as a method


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    #9

    Re: that's mean

    in British English "mean" means ungenerous, unwiling to share or give what one has

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    Re: that's mean

    Quote Originally Posted by Amy
    If im not wrong, that's mean is not grammatically correct.We only say it means and not that's mean.
    Amy, that's mean is grammatical. It means, that is mean (of you). For example,

    Max: I made pizza for dinner.
    Sam: Great!
    Max: But . . . I ate all of it. Sorry.
    Sam: That's mean.

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