Could someone point out for me that which of the following choices is accurate?
- Even though I understand that my comments were offensive, you should cut me a break because I only meant them (joking/jokingly).
First, I picked "joking" but it turned out that the answer key told the answer was "jokingly". As a result, I got flummoxed because I thought that the meaning of the word "meant" in the above sentence was exactly similar to the word "considered"; hence according to my thought, the answer should have been "joking". Anyway, could somebody explain this situation for me explicitly? I will appreciate any help from you guys!