Sometimes my students have trouble using the word mean. Today, I’m going to show you how to use this word.
We use mean as a verb and the definition is to signify or indicate. We use mean in language to talk about the definition of a word or phrase:
- The phrasal verb “put out” means “extinguish.”
- The word “sprint” means “to run at full speed for a short distance.”
- What does this word mean?
Be careful! We say “It means ~” and not “It’s mean ~”
A: Do you know the word “hardly ever?”
B: Yes. It means “almost never.” Not, It’s mean “almost never.”
The noun form is the word meaning. We use meaning like this:
- The meaning of the phrasal verb “put out” is “extinguish.”
- The meaning of the word “sprint” is “to run at full speed for a short distance.”
- What is the meaning of this word?
Have you learned the meaning of a new word in English today? Leave a comment below and let me know.
If you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them.
Thanks for studying today!