“What Do You Mean” by Justin Bieber And Contrasting Words in English

Posted on Nov 10 2015 - 1:49pm by PopESL

“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!

The DJ played my favorite song _____ I missed it.
He says he likes me _____ he never calls me.
I liked the movie _____ it got bad reviews.
She is so nice ____ some other girls.
I think I can go ____ I have to check my schedule.
He told that he will come to the party ____ he told her otherwise.
_____ many people like that song, I don't.
He and are dating _____ the fact he lives 2 hours away.
She follows Kim K on Instagram _____ says she doesn't like her.
We get along ____ living together.

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