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    hi,
    if I don't understand something from someone and that I need more information from him, is it right to say:
    I need more clarification
    Is there something else to express this idea kindly

    thank you in advance

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    Default Re: clarification

    I'm not clear. Could you please provide more information?

    There are several other expressions, but the point is to tell the person you're communicating with that you do not have enough information and need more.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    I'm not clear. Could you please provide more information?

    There are several other expressions, but the point is to tell the person you're communicating with that you do not have enough information and need more.

    John
    Please, would you tell me if the sentence '' I need more clarification'' right?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: clarification

    In your sentence, clarification is the noun.
    Therefore, yes, the sentence correct.
    It is, however, an awkward sentence. There are better, more natural, more elegant ways of conveying the same thought.


    John

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    Default Re: clarification

    Quote Originally Posted by loufa View Post
    hi,
    if I don't understand something from someone and that I need more information from him, is it right to say:
    I need more clarification
    Is there something else to express this idea kindly

    thank you in advance
    Technically, unless you have already received clarification once, you are not asking for more clarification. You are simply asking for clarification.
    If he clarifies once, and you still don't understand, you can then ask for "more clarification".
    The original message doesn't count as 'clarification'.

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