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The verb “mean’’ can be applied in present, past, or future tense. Now, we will get some knowledge of the usage of “mean” in all tenses in their various forms.

We have to add an “s’’ with the verb “beteken’’ to frame “means’’ that is used in time of making a sentence in the simple present tense in which the subject is in the third person singular number. The other forms are “meaning’’ and “meant’’ that are used in continuous and perfect tense forms for constructing sentences.

Now, let us find out more interesting facts related to the usage of “mean” in all tenses along with examples and detailed explanations.

 "beteken'' in die huidige tyd.

An action that happens now in the general sense of the term is called the present tense. Now, let us come to know the acts of how “mean’’ works in the teenwoordige tyd.

We use the verb “mean’’ to refer to a particular meaning of something or some words in a general sense.

Wanneer kan ons gebruik "beteken'' in die present gespanne?

We can definitely use the word “mean’’ when we need to present the act in which we present our intention to somebody. We must use the forms “mean”, means, and meaning along with am/is/are, has/have, has/have been to present ten act of referring the meaning of some ideas or meanings.

Sinstruktuur van "beteken'' in die huidige tyd-

Tipe huidige tydReël om 'n sin te vorm met "beteken'' in die huidige tyd
1. Present indefinite tense/ Simple present tensea. Subject + mean/beteken + object + remaining part (assertive sentence)
b. Do or does + subject (any person or animal) + mean + object +? c.  Mean + object + remaining portion +? (question)    
2. Present continuous tense/ Present progressive tensea. Subject (any person or animal)+ am/is/are + verb (mean)+ing + object + rest (assertive sentence)
b. Am/is/are + subject + mean (verb) +ing + object + rest +? (question)  
3. Hedendaagse volmaakte tyda. Subject (any person or animal)+ has/have + meant (past participle form) + object + rest (assertive sentence)
b. Has/have + subject (any person or animal) +meant + object + rest +? (question)  
4. Present perfect continuous tense/ Present perfect progressive tensea. Subject (any person or animal)+ has/have + been + mean(verb) +ing + object + rest (statement)
b. Has/have + been + subject (any person or animal)+ meaning + object + rest (question)   
Sentence structure of “mean’’ in the present tense

Voorbeelde en verduidelikings met die gebruik van "beteken'' in die huidige tyd-

Tipe huidige tydvoorbeeldVerduideliking
1. Present indefinite tense/ Simple present tenseDark clouds appear in the sky which means it will rain now.Here the verb “means’’ is in the usage to refer to a sense in which we see that dark clouds appear in the sky which means it will rain now.
2. Present continuous tense/ Present progressive tenseHussy is not meaning any damage to his friends.The term “is meaning’’ forms the continuous action in which we find out that Hussy is not meaning any damage to his friends.
3. Hedendaagse volmaakte tydHer sad face has meant something trouble in life.Here the verb “has meant’’ is in the usage to refer to an action that her sad face has meant something trouble in life.
4. Present perfect continuous tense/ Present perfect progressive tenseThe new agreement has been meaning increased salaries for the workers.Here we see that the new agreement has been meaning increased salaries for the workers.
Examples and explanations with the usage of “mean’’ in the present tense

“Mean’’ in the verlede tyd.

A past tense is one of the tense forms that give the previous actions. Here we will acquire the discussion on how the verb “mean’’ acts in the verlede tyd.

Ons kan beslis die werkwoord "beteken’’ in the past tense to show the occurrence of something by our indication in a way.

Wanneer kan ons gebruik "beteken'' in die verlede tyd?

The verb “mean’’ in the form “meant” can surely be inserted into a sentence when we need to indicate our intention to convey something in the past. We use the verb meant, meaning along with was/were, had, and had been to show the action of showing meaning in the past tense.

Sinstruktuur en vorming van "beteken'' in die verlede tyd-

Tipe verlede tydReëls om 'n sin te vorm met "beteken'' in die verlede tyd
1. Verlede onbepaalde tyd/ Eenvoudige verlede tyda. Subject (any person or animal)+ meant (past form) + object + rest of the sentence (statement)
b. Did + subject + mean + object + rest of the sentence+? (question)
2. Verlede kontinue tyd/ Verlede progressiewe tyda. Subject (any person or animal)+ was/were(helping verb) + mean(verb) +ing + object + remaining part of the sentence (while framing assertive sentence)
b. Was/were (helping verb)+ subject + mean (verb) + ing + object + remaining part of the sentence +? (question)
3. Verlede volmaakte tyda. Subject + had + meant + object + rest of the sentence (statement)
b. Had + subject + meant + object + rest of the sentence+?(question)
4. Verlede volmaakte aaneenlopende tyd/ verlede progressiewe tyda. Subject + had +  been +mean ( verb) +ing + object + rest of the sentence (statement)
b. Had + subject + been + meaning + object + rest +?(question)
Sentence structure and formation of “mean’’ in the past tense

Voorbeelde en verduidelikings van "beteken'' in die verlede tyd-

Tipe verlede tydvoorbeeldVerduideliking
1. Verlede onbepaalde tyd/ Eenvoudige verlede tydThe old man meant to make the baby comfortable. Here we have seen an executed action in the past in which we see that the old man meant to make the baby comfortable. 
2. Verlede kontinue tyd/ Verlede progressiewe tydMy friend was meaning to trust me because she took me as a good companion.Here it is found that the verb “was meaning’’ is in the usage to refer to an ongoing action of the past. We find that My friend was meaning to trust me because she took me as a good companion.
3. Verlede volmaakte tydSabita had meant the poem before the teacher told me about it.In this scenario, the verb “had meant’’ forms a sentence with a sense to provide that Sabita had meant the poem before the teacher told me about it.
4. Past perfect continuous tense/ Past perfect progressive tenseThe teacher had been meaning out the whole story for an hour.Here we find out by the usage of the verb “had been meaning’’ that the teacher had been meaning out the whole story for an hour.
Examples and explanations of “mean’’ in the past tense

“Mean’’ in the toekomstige tyd.

Die toekomstige tyd presents the actions that will be coming off later. The reference deals with happenings in the later period. Now, let us see how “mean’’ acts in the future tense.

Ons kan die werkwoord gebruik "beteken’’ in the future tense to display the act of referring to the concept of anything or an idea in the future.

Wanneer gebruik ons ​​"beteken'' in die toekomende tyd?

We use the verb “mean” to display the actions in the future tense when we mention the attitude or purpose of somebody to provide in the future. We must use the verb “mean” along with shall/will, shall/will be, shall/ will have, and shall/will have been to show future action of presenting meaning in the future tense.

Sinstruktuur van "beteken'' in die toekomende tyd-

Tipe toekomstige tydHoe om 'n sin te vorm met "beteken'' in die toekomende tyd
1. Toekomstige onbepaalde tyd/ Eenvoudige toekomstige tyda. Subject + shall/will mean + object + remaining part(assertive sentence)
b. Shall/will + subject + lie + object + remaining part +?(question)
2. Future continuous tense/ Toekomstige progressiewe tyda. Subject + shall/will + be + mean (verb) + ing + object + remaining part(statement or descriptive sentence)  
b. Shall/will + subject + be + mean (verb) + ing + object + remaining part +?(question)
3. Toekomstige volmaakte tyda. Subject (any person or animal)+ shall/will +  have + meant + object + remaining part (statement or descriptive sentence)  
b. Shall/will + subject + have meant + object + remaining part +?(question)
 4. Future perfect continuous tense/ Future perfect progressive tensea. Subject (any person or animal)+ shall/will + have + been + meaning + object + remaining part (statement or descriptive sentence)  
b. Shall/will  + subject + have + been + meaning + object + remaining part(question)
Sentence structure of “mean’’ in the future tense

Voorbeelde en verduidelikings met die werkwoord "beteken'' in die toekomende tyd-

Tipe toekomstige tydvoorbeeldVerduideliking
1. Toekomstige onbepaalde tyd/ Eenvoudige toekomstige tydMy father will really mean seriously to all of us.In this sentence, we see that My father will really mean serious to all of us. It will be done in a general sense in the future.
2. Future continuous tense/ Toekomstige progressiewe tydWe will be meaning the word tomorrow in the class.Here we have found that We will be meaning the word tomorrow in the class. It will be continuing in the future.
3. Toekomstige volmaakte tydDanny will have meant to find out the lost bike from the locality.The sentence gives us the idea of referring to help in the future. We come to know that Danny will have meant to find out the lost bike from the locality.
4. Future perfect continuous tense/ Future perfect progressive tenseEshika will have been meaning for a few years to protect him from his woe-wishers.The sentence hints at the action that Eshika will have been meaning to protect him from his woe-wishers. This act of keeping safe will be in the manner of continue for some time.
Examples and explanations with the verb “mean’’ in the future tense

Gevolgtrekking

At the end of this article, we mention that we can make phrases with the verb “mean’’ such as “be meant for’’, “be meant to be’’, “I see what you mean’’, “mean nothing’’, “mean business’’, “What do you mean?’’, “I know what you mean’’, etc. We can also use this verb form as an adjective to refer to a silly person or thing.

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