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    #1

    let me check on that

    Reading a transcript of an official briefing I came across:

    Yeah. Its a good question, Lucas, and let me check on that.

    How do I understand this?

    Let me stop our conversation at this point
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    Let me further investigate the issue

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    #2

    Re: let me check on that

    I assume he/she was suggesting that after the meeting he/she would check something in response to Lucas' question. Without knowing the context of the meeting or the preceding sentence, it is impossible to say.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: let me check on that

    He doesn't have the answer right now to the question, but is promising to investigate and answer at a later time.

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    #4

    Re: let me check on that

    Quote Originally Posted by Fagin View Post
    Let me stop our conversation at this point
    If the person wanted to stop, they'd probably say something like Hang on a minute. The wider context might indicate this, but just on the transcription, I would say guess that the person is going to check after the conversation.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 23-Jul-2014 at 17:39. Reason: typo

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    #5

    Re: let me check on that

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    If the person wanted to stop, they'd probably say something like Hang on a minute. The wider context might indicate this, but just on the transcription, I would say guess that the person is going to check after the conversation.
    The person who held that briefing usually says "Period" to abrupt the questioner but I somehow thought the first choice (out of two presented in my first post) was plausible. Now I see it was far fetched not to say plain wrong.

    Thanks to all who responded to my question.

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    #6

    Re: let me check on that

    Correct. The right meaning is "Let me further investigate the issue."

    Note that abrupt is an adjective, not a verb. Maybe you mean interrupt.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Jul-2014 at 09:09. Reason: Fixing typo

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    #7

    Re: let me check on that

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    Note that abrupt is an adjective, not a verb. Maybe you mean interrupt.
    Yes, certainly. Thank you very much.

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