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    Stand corrected

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    Did I use the Phrase STAND CORRECTED properly in this?


    I stand corrected the followings:

    1) You need a subject for a question too, but a question begins with an auxiliary verb.


    2) The subject normally comes after the verb, but not always, for example.

    Here comes the rain

    Rarely I have seen such a beautiful sight


    Regards.
    Last edited by The apprentice; 03-Jan-2014 at 07:15.

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    Re: Stand corrected

    Quote Originally Posted by The apprentice View Post
    Dear members and teachers


    Did I use the Phrase STAND CORRECTED properly in this?


    I stand corrected the followings:

    1) You need a subject for a question too, but a question begins with an auxiliary verb.


    2) The subject normally comes after the verb, but not always, for example.

    Here comes the rain

    Rarely I have seen such a beautiful sight.


    Regards.
    For the following, I stand corrected.

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    Re: Stand corrected

    Thanks MikeNewYork for you reply


    1) May this phrase be used in spoken as in wrtten English?

    2) May this phrase be used at the beginnig as in the end of a sentence?


    My regards

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    Re: Stand corrected

    Quote Originally Posted by The apprentice View Post
    Thanks MikeNewYork for your reply.


    1) May Can this phrase be used in spoken as well as in written English?

    2) May Can this phrase be used at the beginning as well as in at the end of a sentence?


    My regards Unnecessary
    "I stand corrected" is used more commonly in spoken English than it is in written English. It is usually the response to someone else correcting something you have said.

    Person A: There are 363 days left until the end of 2014.
    Person B: No, there are only 362 days left now!
    Person A: I stand corrected. You're right, of course. It's January 3rd so there are 362 days left.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Stand corrected

    Thanks emsr2d2


    Can you please, give examples when STAND CORRECTED must be used at the beginning and at the end of a sentence?

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    Re: Stand corrected

    Quote Originally Posted by The apprentice View Post
    Can you please, give examples when STAND CORRECTED must be used at the beginning and at the end of a sentence?
    I don't think there's any rule- it's a matter of choice and personal preference.

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    Re: Stand corrected

    Thank you Tdol and those who replied.


    Now I'm cleared how to use the phrase STAND CORRECTED

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    Re: Stand corrected

    Quote Originally Posted by The apprentice View Post
    Thank you Tdol and those who replied.


    Now I'm cleared clear on how to use the phrase STAND CORRECTED.
    As an extra note, I don't see how you could use "stand corrected" at the beginning of a sentence, unless it was preceded by "I/You/He etc". The phrase "I stand corrected" is a somewhat set phrase so I suppose you could say that the words "stand corrected" almost always appear at the end of a sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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