“What do you mean? Oh, oh
When you nod your head yes
But you wanna say no
What do you mean? Hey-ey
When you don’t want me to move
But you tell me to go
What do you mean?”
“First you wanna go to the left then you wanna turn right
Wanna argue all day, make love all night
First you’re up, then you’re down and then between
Oh, I really want to know…”
In “What Do You Mean” by Justin Bieber he is confused by a girl who keeps saying she wants opposite things. Has this ever happened to you?
When you join contrasting phrases in English you are putting opposite ideas or thoughts together.
Here are some tips and reminders:
To express contrasting ideas in English use the conjunctions but and although/though and however to connect ideas that contrast.
But is used differently than although/though. It connects items which are the same grammatical type. But is more informal than however. You can use however at the beginning of a sentence, but you can’t use but at the beginning of a sentence.
Now practice using contrasting ideas. Choose the best answer below. Good luck!