"Mean" 사용하기

Mean + 동명사는 행위의 결과가 무엇이 될지, 또는 무엇이 필요할지를 표현합니다. 단어 mean 은 involve로 대체할 수도 있습니다. 

  • If you take that job in London it will mean travelling for two hours every day.
  • We could take the ferry to France, but that will mean spending a night in a hotel.
  • Buying this jacket now means not buying another until next year.
  • Leaving school would mean finding a job.

Mean + 부정사는 의도나 계획을 표현합니다. mean은 intend로 대체할 수도 있습니다.

  • Did you mean to dial this number?
  • I mean to finish this job by the end of the week!
  • I didn't mean to hurt you.
  • I meant to return the books on time.