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    Dear teahcers, today I watch a sitcom called Two And A Half Men of which something I don't get. here is the dialogue between Charlie and his brother Alan. Alan is gonna go for a blind date.

    Alan: Hey, how do I look?

    Charlie: Incredible.All men want to be you,all women want to be with you.

    Alan:Could you at least look at me before you answer?

    Charlie(take a look at Alan): I stand corrected. All men want to be with you...

    Alan: Charlie, come on. I'm really nervous here.

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    Teachers, my question is: what does I stand corrected mean here?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: I stand corrected

    It means, "I openly admit that I've made a mistake."

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    Default Re: I stand corrected

    Thanks, mykwyner. here Corrected is used as an adjective?

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    Yes, in this case corrected is an adjective. Simply put, he is saying, "I am corrected."

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    A million thanks to Dear mykwyner

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