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1. I didn't know you had such great talent in ballet.

2. I didn't know you had such a great talent in ballet.

(Which one is correct? Do we have to insert 'a' or not?)

3. Do you really mean it, Dad?
(#3 is the answer to the previous statement. What does "mean it" mean?
4. Do you really mean that you didn't know I had such great talent?
5. Do you really mean that I have such great talent?

Does #3 mean #4 or #5?)

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    2. is better.

    3. The child is questioning whether the father is serious. Does his dad really mean that he had a great talent?

    Yes. 4. and 5 mean the same as 3.

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