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    jiaruchan is offline Member
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    Default understood / understandable

    --What are you talking about? Please make yourself understandable.

    My question is can we say 'Please make yourself understood.'?

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    Default Re: understood / understandable

    'Make yourself understood' is not exactly the same. It is not commonly used as an imperative and when we talk about making ourselves understood it refers to all the techniques and strategies we used to convey our message. You could use clear instead.

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    Default Re: understood / understandable

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    'Make yourself understood' is not exactly the same. It is not commonly used as an imperative and when we talk about making ourselves understood it refers to all the techniques and strategies we used to convey our message. You could use clear instead.

    Thank you. I think I will just avoid using 'understood ' in this case, since it is not common.

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