Hearing Irregular Verbs
Verb Set 5



She meant to call back.
What he really meant was that I totally forgot.
You were meaning to call me, and I was meaning to call you.
We had meant to call each other.
You had been meaning to call the cable company.
When I did call to complain, I wasn't kidding: I meant business.

verb phrase: mean business = be very serious or committed


She means well, but sometimes forgets.
What he means is that I'm a space cadet.
You are meaning to leave, and I am meaning to stay.
We have meant no harm; we hope we have not offended anyone.
You have been meaning to call the power company.
If I call to complain, I'm not kidding: I mean business.


It will mean that maybe she needs reminders.
It's likely that he will mean what he says.
You will be meaning to let everyone know.
By tomorrow, we will have meant to respond.
You will have been meaning to call the gas company.
When I call, I will not be fooling around: I will mean business.

Lesson: Mean
Module: Verb Set 5
Course: Hearing Irregular Verbs