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    "Refers to the second question" or "for the second question"?

    Hello,

    Should I say "Refers to the second question/point, could you please explain further..." or "For the second question/point, could you please explain further..."

    Many thanks..

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    Re: "Refers to the second question" or "for the second question"?

    "With reference to the second question ..."
    "Regarding the second question ..."
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: "Refers to the second question" or "for the second question"?

    Thank you.

    Can I say "Regarding the second question, I am confused with your explanation. Could you please eleborate more on it?"

    Is there anything wrong with the question?

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    Re: "Refers to the second question" or "for the second question"?

    Quote Originally Posted by chaiwei View Post
    Thank you.

    Can I say "Regarding the second question, I am confused with your explanation. Could you please eleborate more on it?"

    Is there anything wrong with the question?
    We don't use "confused with" in this context, we use "confused by". Your sentence sounds a little unnatural in that order. I would prefer simply "I am confused by your explanation of the second question."

    We don't usually use "elaborate more" either. "To elaborate" means "to give more information". If the person has already elaborated once and you want them to give even more information, then you might say "Could you elaborate further please?"
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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