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    Question Just to clarify my understanding

    I need to reply an email, it is just to confirm that I understand the other party correctly

    Are the sentences below appropriate to start? If wrong, any better suggestions?
    Just to clarify my understanding
    Just to understand better
    Just to make sure I understand correctly

    Thanks

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    Re: Just to clarify my understanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I need to reply to an email. It is just to confirm that I understand the other party correctly.

    Are the sentences below appropriate to start? If wrong, any better suggestions?
    Just to clarify my understanding
    Just to understand better
    Just to make sure I understand correctly

    Thanks.
    I don't think that you supplied us sentences.

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    Re: Just to clarify my understanding

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
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    I don't think that you supplied us sentences.
    I mean starting/opening sentences for the email reply. Example:
    Just to clarify my understanding. I will need to cook one chicken and send it the party by 2 pm.
    Just to understand better. I will need to cook one chicken and send it the party by 2 pm.
    Just to make sure I understand correctly. I will need to cook one chicken and send it the party by 2 pm.

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    Re: Just to clarify my understanding

    Is it your understanding or the recipient's understanding that is in doubt?

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    Re: Just to clarify my understanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I mean starting/opening sentences for the email reply. Example:
    Just to clarify my understanding. I will need to cook one chicken and send it to the party by 2 pm.
    Just to understand better. I will need to cook one chicken and send it to the party by 2 pm.
    Just to make sure I understand correctly. I will need to cook one chicken and send it to the party by 2 pm.

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    Re: Just to clarify my understanding

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    I mean starting/opening sentences for the email reply. Example:
    Good, but wordy: Just to clarify my understanding, I will need to cook one chicken and send it to the party by 2 pm, right?
    Poor: Just to understand better, I will need to cook one chicken and send it to the party by 2 pm, right?
    Best: Just to make sure I understand correctly, I will need to cook one chicken and send it to the party by 2 pm, right?
    All those phrases are fine, but don't break sentences into two. You can use commas or colons there. I chose commas.

    Be sure to use the to. Otherwise, you're giving the chicken a party!

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    Re: Just to clarify my understanding

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Is it your understanding or the recipient's understanding that is in doubt?
    I received some info in an email, I am in doubt of some info, so I am emailing back to make sure my understanding is correct about the email.

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    Re: Just to clarify my understanding

    Thanks. I missed your first sentence.

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