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    #1

    what does this mean?

    What kind of account you have in mind?
    (a guy who works in a bank asked this question to a girl, his customer, when she came to open an bank account.)

    Me questions.
    1/ What exactly is the meaning of this question?
    2/ In what context we can use this question to ask?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by hanky; 28-Nov-2008 at 09:57.

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    #2

    Re: what does this mean?

    Not a teacher. Just want to share. : )

    I think it means 'What kind of account (checking or saving) do you want to open with us today?', more or less.

    I always hear 'What's on your mind tonight?' from radio hosts when having a call-in.

    Await for teachers. : )

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    #3

    Re: what does this mean?

    May any teacher help me out?

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    #4

    Re: what does this mean?

    I guess that I am bad luck today.

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    #5

    Re: what does this mean?

    There are many different bank accounts like student, current, saving, joint account.
    You are not unlucky today.

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    Re: what does this mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    What kind of account do you have in mind?
    (a guy who works in a bank asked this question to a girl, his customer, when she came to open an bank account.)

    Me questions.
    1/ What exactly is the meaning of this question?
    2/ In what context we can use this question to ask?

    Thank you.
    1. The girl has obviously thought about what kind of account she wants: does it come with a Mastercard or Visa, what's the interest rate; does she want a long-term investment account, or a simple savings account. When she walks into the bank, she will have this information "in mind", ie. in her mind. The employee wants this information. He could also ask "What sort of account are you thinking about?" which has the same meaning.

    You can use it in any context in which such a concept makes sense.
    "What sort of movie did you have in mind?" (to see)
    "What university course do you have in mind?" (to do)

    When there's no particular topic you want to ask about, you can say "What's on your mind?", which means "What are you thinking about?"

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    Re: what does this mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    1. The girl has obviously thought about what kind of account she wants: does it come with a Mastercard or Visa, what's the interest rate; does she want a long-term investment account, or a simple savings account. When she walks into the bank, she will have this information "in mind", ie. in her mind. The employee wants this information. He could also ask "What sort of account are you thinking about?" which has the same meaning.

    You can use it in any context in which such a concept makes sense.
    "What sort of movie did you have in mind?" (to see)
    "What university course do you have in mind?" (to do)

    When there's no particular topic you want to ask about, you can say "What's on your mind?", which means "What are you thinking about?"
    If I were a teacher, who is giving a problems for his students, can I ask like "what solutions do you have in mind?" to know whether the students have found solutions or not?

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    Re: what does this mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    If I were a teacher, who is giving a problems for his students, can I ask like "what solutions do you have in mind?" to know whether the students have found solutions or not?
    Yes, you can. If they have no solutions in mind, you can ask "Well, what approaches to a solution do you have in mind?"

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