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    #1

    mad

    If a person says " He's mad".


    Mad =mentally ill or angry?

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    Re: mad

    You can't know without context.

    In the US, we are more likely to mean angry than crazy, but you still need context.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: mad

    As Barb D said, without context it's impossible to tell.

    In BrE, it's more likely to mean "mentally ill" but "mad" is being used more and more often here to mean "angry" too.

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