clarifying

Scope: Clarifying

Asking for Clarification


  • Could you clarify that?
  • What do you mean (by that)?
  • What are you trying to say?
  • What was that again?


Clarifying your own ideas


  • In other words, …
  • What I mean is . . .
  • What I'm trying to say is . . .
  • What I wanted to say was . . .
  • To clarify, …


Clarifying another's ideas


  • You mean . . .
  • What you mean is . . .
  • What you're saying is . . .
  • (I think) what she means is . . .
  • What he's trying to say is . . .
  • If I understand you, (you're saying that . . . )
  • If I'm hearing you correctly, …
  • So, you think (that) . . .
  • So, your idea is …

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