Posted by Manjusha Filed in Practical English Usage
The structure mean + (object) + infinitive means intend to or plan to.
- Sorry, I didnt mean to upset you.
- I mean to find a good job soon.
- Do you mean me to cook the meals?
The progressive form meaning is also possible in this sense.
- I have been meaning to call you for days.
Do and make
Make: special uses
Words ending in -man
May / might ...but
Maybe and may be
Misplace and displace
Much and many
Must in questions and negatives
Just, already and yet
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