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    Default Mean what?

    Does "what did you mean?" equal to "Mean what?"
    I donot know whether "mean what" is a correct sentence.

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    Default Re: Mean what?

    Quote Originally Posted by dota View Post
    Does "what did you mean?" equal to "Mean what?"
    I donot know whether "mean what" is a correct sentence.

    No, it's not a correct fragment of a sentence.
    I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.

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    Default Re: Mean what?

    Quote Originally Posted by dota View Post
    Does "what did you mean?" equal to "Mean what?"
    I donot know whether "mean what" is a correct sentence.
    "Mean what?" is incorrect English.
    "What did you mean?" is fine.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Mean what?

    I got it. Many thanks for your reply.

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    Default Re: Mean what?

    Quote Originally Posted by HanibalII View Post
    No, it's not a correct fragment of a sentence.
    Thank you! If I say "Fragment mean what", is it also incorrect?

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    Default Re: Mean what?

    Quote Originally Posted by dota View Post
    Thank you! If I say "Fragment mean what", is it also incorrect?
    Yes, that is also incorrect. You need to simply learn the construction "What does xxxx mean?" That is how we ask about the meaning of a word, so in that context, you need to say "What does "fragment" mean?" Of course, you should just look up the word in a dictionary.
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    Default Re: Mean what?

    After delivering a package to customer, I send a e-mail to him. Say: I have deliverd a package, pls check! or pls check and accept!
    Which one is more accurate?
    Thanks for your patience.

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    Default Re: Mean what?

    Quote Originally Posted by dota View Post
    After delivering a package to customer, I send a e-mail to him. Say: I have deliverd a package, pls check! or pls check and accept!
    Which one is more accurate?
    Thanks for your patience.
    Please give your correct location in your profile.

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