-1

I am not sure about both usages are correct.If both of them are correct, can you clarify the differences.
I couldn't understand what you mean/meant.

  • Please add examples that confused you so that we know can give a better answer. – BlackSwan Jul 1 '17 at 11:50
1

Mean is simple present tense.

Meant is simple past tense.

In that sentence, meant would be correct because could is simple past tense.

0

"Mean" is present tense, while "Meant" is past tense:

What do you mean by that? (present tense)

Did you mean .... ? (present tense)

What he meant to say was .... (past tense)

  • 1
    (looks like mik_blom finished typing his answer faster than me :) ) – JerryTheC Jul 1 '17 at 12:09

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.