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    Question what does it mean?

    Dear teacher,

    what does it mean?

    This makes you no sense.

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    Re: what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by moncsa001 View Post
    Dear teacher,

    what does it mean?

    This makes you no sense.
    It doesn't mean anything.

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    Re: what does it mean?

    If you tell somebody that you find something nonsensical, to be without sense, you say, "this makes no sense (to me)."

    If someone is saying things that are just nonsensical, like when somebody tries to say too many ideas at once and it becomes confusing to listen to, you could say, "you're not making any sense."

    If you wanted to ask somebody whether they understand it, because it makes no sense to you, you could ask, "does this make sense to you?"

    That last question is also commonly used in AmE when asking others to read something you just wrote or made up, like a paragraph in an essay, an answer to a homework question, etc. It invites the reader to make comments or suggestions to the thing you've written. "Can you read this and tell me if it makes sense (to you)?"

    (not a teacher, just a language lover)
    Last edited by FreeToyInside; 06-May-2012 at 08:56.

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    Re: what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeToyInside View Post
    If you tell somebody that you find something nonsensical, to be without sense, you say, "this makes no sense (to me)."

    If someone is saying things that are just nonsensical, like when somebody tries to say too many ideas at once and it becomes confusing to listen to, you could say, "you're not making any sense."

    If you wanted to ask somebody whether they understand it, because it makes no sense to you, you could ask, "does this make sense to you?"

    That last question is also commonly used in AmE when asking others to read something you just wrote or made up, like a paragraph in an essay, an answer to a homework question, etc. It invites the reader to make comments or suggestions to the thing you've written. "Can you read this and tell me if it makes sense (to you)?"

    (not a teacher, just a language lover)

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: what does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It doesn't mean anything.
    Thank you.

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    #6

    Re: what does it mean?

    Please note this extract from the forum guidelines:

    Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.


    A better title for your thread would have been: Meaning of "This makes you no sense"?

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