English Phrases to ask for clarification

source: Learn English with Let's Talk    2015年12月19日
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1. Sorry - Use this phrase not just to apologize but to ask for clarification as well in informal situations
Example - Sorry, I didn't get that.
2. Come again - This is another way to ask for clarification in an informal situation. When you are on a call or talking to someone in person and fail to understand what the other person just said, you can use the phrase come again
Example - This place is so filthy! Come again
3. I beg your pardon - This phrase is commonly used in a formal situation
Example - I beg your pardon ,I didn't quite hear you.
4. Could you say that again, please - When you want someone to repeat what has just been said you ask Could you say that again adding the key word please to display politeness.
Example - I am sorry, having a bad connection could you say that again, please.
5. I didn't quite catch that, could you repeat it - WHen you did't get what has already been said you can use this phrase informally
Example - I didn't quite catch what she just said could you please repeat that?
6. Could you illustrate - When you want things to be explained well you can use this expression.
Example - We are working on this project but I didn't get what your expectations are on this so could you please illustrate.
7. Could you give an example - Certain things can be only understood with the help of examples. so rather than being confused or interpreting in a wrong way it better to get it clarified. Therefore, this phrase can be used for asking something to be explained with examples.
Example - I would love to serve my free time for these poor children but I didn't understand the activities to be done, so could you please give me a few examples to understand it better.