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These 2 words “Think or Mean” can be confusing at times and I hope that the table below, helps you to understand how to use them.

Think – the power of the mind, is often used as:

A personal opinion or judgementich think this is a pretty dress.

ich think he’s very greedy.

ich think she’s very pretty.

The act of thinkingThink where you last saw your bag and then you will remember where you put it.

ich think so too.

In presumptionsich think it will snow tomorrow
As a verbThey all thought you should get a promotion.

We’ve been thinking of buying a new car

I’ve been thinking of joining a gym class.

In QuestionsWhat do you think she’ll do next?

Do you think this pullover is red or blue?

Mean – to intend to, by which means, or nasty, is often used as:

A verb, to explain our intentionsich meant to call you yesterday but totally forgot.

ich mean what I say.

A noun, e.g. to explain a meaning

(plural of mean is “means”)

An adjective, unkind, nasty or cruel

What does this word mean?

You haven’t understood me, I mean I will call you Sunday and not Saturday.

What do you mean?

Written letters are a mean of communication

Do you have the means to pay for this?

EIN means of transport is railways. Catching a train.

The mean of the numbers is the average.

This person is really mean.

This child is mean, he bullies other children.

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