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2017.01.17 21:49

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Not hearing
Use these phrases when you did not hear
what someone said:
(Sorry,) I missed that.
(Sorry,) I didn’t catch that.
(I’m sorry,) could you repeat that,
please?
(I’m sorry,) could you say that again,
please?
Not understanding
Use these phrases when you you did not
understand what someone said:
I’m sorry, could you explain that again,
please?
I’m not sure I understand what you
mean (by) …
Could you run that by me again, please?
I’m afraid I don’t follow you.
I’m sorry, you’ve lost me.
Examples:
I’m not sure I understand what you mean by
‘type A projects.’ Would you mind explaining
that, please?
Could you run that by me again, please? I
mean the figures part.
Asking for more information
Use these phrases when you want someone
to tell you more about something:
Angela, could you say a little bit more
about…?
Angela, could you explain…in a bit
more detail?
Examples:
I’m afraid I don’t know much about the new
system – could you say a little more about it,
Peter?
Making sure that you understand
Use these phrases when you think you
understand something but want to make
sure:
So, what you’re saying, Paul, is that…
Is that right?
Just to recap (= repeat the main points),
you would like to… ? Is that right?
So, Paul, just to make sure I’ve
understood this / got this right…
So, am I right, Paul, in saying that you
want to…?
Examples:
So, Paul, what you are saying is that we need
more money in the training budget. Is that
right?
So, Paul, just to recap, we need a bigger
training budget but we could probably reduce
the marketing spend?
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, 3rd edition