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What does "never mind" mean? #1 (permalink) Sat May 26, 2007 15:24 pm   What does "never mind" mean?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #56 "Chit Chat: In the Aeroplane", question 6

Mike: Never ......... I'm sure you'll be all right and anyhow we're starting to move now.

(a) mind
(b) care
(c) object
(d) deny

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #56 "Chit Chat: In the Aeroplane", answer 6

Mike: Never mind I'm sure you'll be all right and anyhow we're starting to move now.

Correct answer: (a) mind
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never mind #2 (permalink) Sat May 26, 2007 15:35 pm   never mind
 

Hi,

This expression has the same idea as: It doesn't matter/Don't worry/It's all right.

You say this to someone to indicate that it's not important.

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What does "never mind" mean? #3 (permalink) Sat May 26, 2007 15:39 pm   What does "never mind" mean?
 

"Never mind" is a phrase that means..."forget what I said". Nothing else fits in this test.
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What does "never mind" mean? #4 (permalink) Sat May 26, 2007 16:30 pm   What does "never mind" mean?
 

Hi Diverhank,

It can also mean what you have suggested but when I wrote the test, I had in mind the sense of 'it's all right' because Mike is trying to pacify Linda and tell her that everything will be all right.

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What does "never mind" mean? #5 (permalink) Sat May 26, 2007 23:07 pm   What does "never mind" mean?
 

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The phrase "never mind" is used differently in BE than in AmE.
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What does "never mind" mean? #6 (permalink) Sun May 27, 2007 3:05 am   What does "never mind" mean?
 

Oh OK. At least I got the correct answer :).
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What does "never mind" mean? #7 (permalink) Thu Dec 03, 2009 14:56 pm   What does "never mind" mean?
 

Dear Amy..

Yankee wrote:
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The phrase "never mind" is used differently in BE than in AmE.
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What is the meaning of "AmE"?

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Never mind #9 (permalink) Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:54 pm   Never mind
 

Never mind means don't be concerned about it,or ignore what was just said
for example: when he spilled his drink on my coat ,i said, "Never mind ".it needs to be cleaned anyway[/b]
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Chit chat in the airplane... #10 (permalink) Fri Feb 17, 2012 18:57 pm   Chit chat in the airplane...
 

What's the meaning of ANYHOW?
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What does "never mind" mean? #11 (permalink) Fri Feb 17, 2012 20:45 pm   What does "never mind" mean?
 

In the context of the first question, it means 'any way' or 'apart from that'.
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What does "never mind" mean? #12 (permalink) Sat Feb 18, 2012 23:04 pm   What does "never mind" mean?
 

Thanks dear lady!!!
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