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    Post "I stand corrected" and "I stand to be corrected"

    My dear teachers,

    What's the difference between "I stand corrected." and "I stand to be corrected."?

    Thanks in advance...

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    Re: "I stand corrected" and "I stand to be corrected"

    Quote Originally Posted by mamen View Post
    My dear teachers,

    What's the difference between "I stand corrected." and "I stand to be corrected."?

    Thanks in advance...
    "I stand corrected" is the usual expression. I never heard your other example expressed as such.

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    Re: "I stand corrected" and "I stand to be corrected"

    I use I stand to be corrected.

    It's a quick way of saying 'I might be wrong about that statement I have just made and feel sure somebody will put me right if that is the case'.

    Rover

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    Re: "I stand corrected" and "I stand to be corrected"

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    "I stand corrected" is the usual expression. I never heard your other example expressed as such.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I use I stand to be corrected.

    It's a quick way of saying 'I might be wrong about that statement I have just made and feel sure somebody will put me right if that is the case'.

    Rover
    Both these are right. The two expressions mean different things. Rover's definition of the second version is spot on. When, on the other hand, you say 'I stand corrected' you are saying 'I have been corrected and accept the correction. I was wrong and I know it.'

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    Re: "I stand corrected" and "I stand to be corrected"

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I use I stand to be corrected.

    It's a quick way of saying 'I might be wrong about that statement I have just made and feel sure somebody will put me right if that is the case'.

    Rover
    Perhaps yet another difference between AmE & BrE.

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