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    Smile which one is correct??

    Dear teachers and friends,,

    1) thank you for all my friends
    thank you to all my friends

    2) did you hear what i've said
    did you hear what i said

    3) what do you mean
    what do you meant

    sorry, if these sentence are just the simple,,but i need your help,,and i've try to understand the different of mean and meant from WordWeb Online Dictionary and Thesaurus i'm still not understand..

    Verb: mean (meant) meenMean or intend to express or convey
    "You never understand what I mean!"

    Have in mind as a purpose
    "I mean no harm"; "I only meant to help you"
    - intend, think

    is it show that mean and meant just the same meaning and same situasion?

    thank you =)

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    Re: which one is correct??

    1) Thank you for all my friends

    The above sentence could mean Thank you (God) for (giving me) all my friends.

    Thank you to all my friends.

    2) Did you hear what I've said? :cross
    Have you heard what I've said?
    Did you hear what I said?


    3) What do you mean? I mean ...
    What do you meant?
    What did you mean? I meant ...
    ______________
    mean present tense
    meant past tense

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    Re: which one is correct??

    The word meant is the past tense of mean.
    That's what I mean. (Present tense)
    That's what I meant. (Past tense)


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    Smile Re: which one is correct??

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    The word meant is the past tense of mean.
    That's what I mean. (Present tense)
    That's what I meant. (Past tense)
    owh..i see..hehe..i not realize that,,hehe.i almost forgot about present and past tense..need to learn more and more,,tq

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    Re: which one is correct??

    I mean no harm = I do not want to hurt you (present tense)
    I only meant to help you = I only wanted to help you (past tense)




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    Smile Re: which one is correct??

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    I mean no harm = I do not want to hurt you (present tense)
    I only meant to help you = I only wanted to help you (past tense)


    ok,that's mean---"i mean no harm you" have same meaning with " i do not want to hurt you"..right?
    i understand now,,
    thank you teacher..

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    Re: which one is correct??

    Quote Originally Posted by istana View Post
    "I mean no harm to you" has the same meaning as " I do not want to hurt you"..right?
    Right!


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