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    In the mean time and meanwhile

    Are they different? if so, could you please tell me how to use them correctly.

    Thanks

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    Re: In the mean time and meanwhile

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    Are they different? if so, could you please tell me how to use them correctly.

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    They mean the same.

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    Re: In the mean time and meanwhile

    Thanks for the fast reply. So I can use them interchangeably?

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    Re: In the mean time and meanwhile

    Quote Originally Posted by noppanit View Post
    Thanks for the fast reply. So I can use them interchangeably?

    Thanks

    Haha, you may not understand what "the same" is !

    but I think "the mean time" should be "the meantime" !
    Could any teacher please tell me if we can use "the mean time" as a correct phrase ? If so, can we use "the mean while" as well as "the meanwhile" ?

    Thank you so much !

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    Re: In the mean time and meanwhile

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    Are they different? if so, could you please tell me how to use them correctly.

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    Sorry, I should have pointed out that "meantime" is one word.

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    #6

    Re: In the mean time and meanwhile

    GMT is the abbreviation for Greenwich Mean Time.

    But that's got nothing to with this thread.

    Rover

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    Question Re: In the mean time and meanwhile

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    GMT is the abbreviation for Greenwich Mean Time.

    But that's got nothing to with this thread.

    Rover
    Maybe not, but what does Mean stand for in that phrase then?

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    Re: In the mean time and meanwhile

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    Maybe not, but what does Mean stand for in that phrase then?
    It stands for a point which is between/in the middle of two extremes.

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