06 I didn’t mean to… Apologising

Did you know that the verb ‘mean’ has two meanings in English? It can be also used for apologising. Learn more about it from the today’s episode.

Key Phrases to take away

Verb forms: mean /min/ - meant /ment/ - meant

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'mean' = 'intend', 'plan', 'want'

  • I meant to be here earlier.
  • I didn't mean to be late. I got stuck in traffic.
  • This is not what it meant to be. It meant to be better.

Ways to apologise

  • Sorry, I didn't mean to hurt you.
  • I didn't mean to insult you.
  • Sorry, I didn't mean to be rude.
  • I didn't mean to sound arrogant.

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