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    meant it this time.

    I warned him again, and I really meant it this time, to mind his own business.

    Please explain the highlighed words/phrase

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    Re: meant it this time.

    Gary - where's your dictionary?

    If you do not do your homework, I will lose my temper with you. I really mean it this time - I may in the past have said it and not done it, but this time I am really going to do it.

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    Re: meant it this time.

    Thank you Anglika.

    Are you serious? or it's just an example.

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    Re: meant it this time.

    Are you serious? Or is it just an example?

    Could be both!

    It was meant as an example - one that could be understood quite easily. But it would be a good thing to make sure you have done some of your own searching in dictionaries and grammar sources before asking questions.

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    Re: meant it this time.

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I warned him again, and I really meant it this time, to mind his own business.

    Please explain the highlighed words/phrase
    I think, in this sentence, the person who said had given last warning to someone and had intended to fire if the someone breaks the last warning.

    OR
    The person who said(Mr.A) had given last warning to someone in the past, but the someone broken the last warning, so the Mr. A going to fire now.

    I wonder which one of the above two meanings is correct.

    Please help me.

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