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    Question meaning of this sentence

    wats the meaning of this sentence:
    I am mad on him.

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    Re: meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by payal desai View Post
    What's the meaning of this sentence?
    I am mad on him.
    It doesn't mean anything. You could say "I am mad at him" which is mainly AmE meaning "I am angry with him", or you could say "I'm mad about him" meaning "I like him very much".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It doesn't mean anything. You could say "I am mad at him" which is mainly AmE meaning "I am angry with him", or you could say "I'm mad about him" meaning "I like him very much".
    but why do we say mad at him is there any rule of using this preposition 'at' or generally spoken by native users

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    Re: meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by payal desai View Post
    but why do we say mad at him is there any rule of using this preposition 'at' or generally spoken by native users
    Payal, bhaisahab corrected your previous post and keep making the same mistakes. You don't use capital letters or punctuation. It makes you posts difficult to read. Here's what your post should look like:

    But why do we say 'mad at him'? Is there any rule of using this preposition 'at' or generally spoken by native users?

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    Lightbulb Re: meaning of this sentence

    OK, I couldn't see those corrections,was just concerned for the main queries.Anyways will keep in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Here we have a true study in irony.
    Why??

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    Re: meaning of this sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    Do you understand the word irony?
    I guess a way of speaking that shows you are joking...

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    Re: meaning of this sentence

    I may be wrong, payal, but I think Gilnetter meant this meaning of the word:

    incongruity between what was expected and the outcome.

    I believe he wanted to point out the irony of the fact that there are mistakes in my post in which I'm correcting you.
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 18-Feb-2011 at 19:20. Reason: another mistake

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