Conversation strategies

Asking for Repetition

Excuse me?

Pardon (me)?

What did you say?

What was that?

Come again?

(Sorry.) I didn't hear you.

I didn't (quite) catch that.

I didn't get that.

I missed that.

I'm lost.

I'm not following you.

What did you say?

Could/Would you (please) repeat that?

Could/Would you say that again?

Can you say it in another way?

Would you mind saying that again?

Would you mind repeating that?

Would you mind repeating that for me again?

Would you mind going over that one more time?

Sorry, could I ask you to tell me that (piece of information) again?

Could you clarify what you meant by …?

Just a second, could I get a little more clarification on …? I just want to be sure I understood.

Sorry to interrupt, but I didn’t catch that. Could you run it by me one more time?

Could you be more specific?

I don’t think I got your meaning. Could you go over that again?

I don’t think I quite understand what you meant. Would you mind repeating that?

Could you repeat the last two instructions / directions / steps / things you said?


Checking Another Person's Understanding

(Have you) got it?

Do you follow me?


Are you with me (so far)?

Okay (so far)?

Are you following me (so far)?

Do you think you've got it now?

Have you got all that?


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