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    How do you mean?

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    used to show that you are annoyed or that you disagree:
    What do you mean, it was my fault?
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    used when you want someone to explain what they have just said:
    "I think we need to reconsider our position." "How do you mean?"
    I've used 1) meaning "give more details" thousands of times. Was I wrong? Actually I didn't even know 2) was correct....

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    I'd use 1 in the way you have too. However, 2 is used.

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    Re: How do you mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Quote Originally Posted by Cambridge dicts
    used to show that you are annoyed or that you disagree:
    What do you mean, it was my fault?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cambridge dicts
    used when you want someone to explain what they have just said:
    "I think we need to reconsider our position." "How do you mean?"
    I've used 1) meaning "give more details" thousands of times. Was I wrong? Actually I didn't even know 2) was correct....

    FRC
    "How do you mean" is used to ask "In what way do we..." It is very informal, IMO. :wink:

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    That's what I suspected Mike.
    TY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    That's what I suspected Mike.
    TY!

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    Your welcome. :wink:

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