Giving Clarifications in English

In the previous post I added some most common phrases for asking for clarifications in English, and now it’s time to practise how to use phrases for giving clarifications.

 

F: The point I am trying to make is that …

F: I’d like to explain that …

F: I’m sure you’ll understand that what I’m  trying to say is…

SM: What I mean is …

I: All I am saying is …

I: What I am getting at is …

Let me use some of my original email excerpts to show you how I used these phrases for giving clarifications:

“I’d like to explain once again that we need to see the samples before ordering the goods.”

“What I meant by cancelling our previous order was that we are ordering the same goods but in different quantities. That’s why it would be great if you could disregard our order no. 221, and send me the invoice for the new one no.222, which  I have attached in this e-mail. Thanks for your patience and understanding.”

As you can see, in the written examples both in this post about giving clarifications but in the previous posts as well, is that I keep using the formal or sometimes semi-formal phrases when corresponding with my business partners.

English Phrases in Situations

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