Study Expressions

Here are some useful phrases to

  • politely interrupt someone when they are speaking:
    • I’m sorry to interrupt, but …
    • Excuse me for interrupting but …
    • Sorry for interrupting but …
    • Sorry could I just mention that …
    • If I may say …
    • If I could interrupt, …
    • Could I add something here?
    • Do you mind if I jump in here?
  • ask for clarification:
    • I’m afraid I don’t quite understand what you’re getting at.
    • Could you explain to me how that is going to work?
    • I don’t see what you mean. Could we have some more details please?
    • I’m sorry. I didn’t quite follow you.
  • ask for verification:
    • Do you mean that …
    • Is it true that …
  • ask for repetition:
    • I didn’t catch that. Could you repeat what you said?
    • I missed that. Could you say it again please?
    • Could you run that by me one more time?
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