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mean vs meant #1 (permalink) Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:38 am   mean vs meant
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #193 "Verb Tense Practice (10)", question 1

I didn't ......... to hurt your feelings. I was just trying to be honest.

(a) mean
(b) means
(c) meant
(d) meaning

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #193 "Verb Tense Practice (10)", answer 1

I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. I was just trying to be honest.

Correct answer: (a) mean
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mean vs meant #2 (permalink) Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:10 am   mean vs meant
 

You meant you chose meant? After auxiliary, any notion verb must be in infinitive without to form.
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mean vs meant #3 (permalink) Thu Apr 08, 2010 13:44 pm   mean vs meant
 

"I didn't (did not) mean to..." or "I never meant to..." are correct, but mean and meant are not interchangeable here.
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