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    I underetood your mean mitakenly

    Hello all,
    If I want tell someone that I understood your mean mistakenly, How do I say?
    which one is correct?
    1. I understood your mean mistakenly.
    2. I understood you mistakenly.
    3. I misunderstood your mean.
    4. I misunderstood you.

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    Re: I underetood your mean mitakenly

    I misunderstood you/your meaning.

    Note: the 'you' above is not followed by 'meaning'.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 23-Sep-2017 at 13:20.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I underetood your mean mitakenly

    I misunderstood what you meant.

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    Re: I underetood your mean mitakenly

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'You' does not work in that sentence.
    why doesn't "you" work in that sentence?

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    Re: I underetood your mean mitakenly

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I misunderstood what you meant.
    is "I understood your mean mistakenly." incorrect?

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    Re: I underetood your mean mitakenly

    I consider 'your mean' ungrammatical.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I underetood your mean mitakenly

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'You' does not work in that sentence.
    In my post #2, I meant 'I misunderstood you' and 'I misunderstood your meaning' but not 'I misunderstood you meaning'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I underetood your mean mitakenly

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Yes.
    Can you please tell me that why? because noun cant be preceed by subject/object pronoun?

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    Re: I underetood your mean mitakenly

    'Your' should be followed by 'meaning', a noun, rather than 'mean', a verb.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I underetood your mean mitakenly

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'Your' should be followed by 'meaning', a noun, rather than 'mean', a verb.
    I am confuse, are "I understood your meaning" and "I understood you" correct?

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