Clarification in the conversation ! Sometimes during the conversation we can’t get clear concept or don’r really understand the what the person asking for. In that case we want the person to repeat what he said.
If you said WHAT? It’s Sound’s something rude or not in polite way. You need to ask to repeat in manner. It’s most important in the interview or even in the corporate world meting purposes. So you need to practice the given below words or phrase for asking for clarification in manner or proper way.
Some Clarification in manner or proper way:
✔ Sorry: Using this word not just to apologize but to ask for clarification and in informal environment.
As for Example – Sorry, I didn’t get your points.
✔ Come again: This is also a way to asking for clarification in an informal situation. While you are on a call or talking to someone and can’t understand what the person said, you can use the phrase come again.
As for Example – This place is so filthy! Come again.
✔ I beg your pardon: – This phrase is mostly used in a formal situation
As for Example – I beg your pardon, I didn’t hear you.
✔ Could you say that again, please: – When you want a person to repeat what has just been he said you ask Could you say that again adding the please to show manner.
As for Example – I am sorry, it’s a bad connection could you say that again, please.
✔ I didn’t quite catch that, could you repeat it – When you did’t get what has already been said you can use this informally.
As for Example – I didn’t quite catch what you just said could you please repeat that?
✔ Could you illustrate: When you really want things to be explained well you can use this phrase.
As for Example – We are working on this project but I didn’t get what your expectations are on this so could you please illustrate.
✔ Could you give an example: This phrase can be used for asking something to be explained with examples.
As for Example – Could you please give me a few examples to understand it better.