1. I didn’t mean to hurt you.

Key Points: mean
(1). mean to (plan to)
I mean to go, but my father would not allow me to.
(2). mean as adj.
Don’t be so mean . She just forgot to bring your book-that does not mean she lost it.

2. I was under the impression that the tickets were sold out a long time ago.

Key Points: under the impression (think; have the feeling that)
(1). I was under the impression that he was kind.
(2). I’m under the impression that language is complex.
(3). I am under the impression that it will rain in the afternoon.

3. Well, I’ve been out of touch with most of my old friends, only one or two still drop me a line occasionally.

Key Points: out of touch/ drop sb. a line
(1). be out of touch (without anymore contact)
James and I have been out of touch for years.
(2). keep in touch with
Kate keeps in touch with her classmates by emails when she is studying abroad.
(3). drop sb. a line (write a short letter)
Don’t forget to drop me a line when you get to Canada.

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