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What is the natural way to ask if the speaker understood or wrote something correctly or not? Am I right? Am I wrong? Am I right or wrong? Am I correct? Something else?

I wonder if I should have used the present perfect there (has understood or written). :)
 
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Try:
Did I get that right?
Is that right/correct?
 

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Is "Have I got that right?" natural? I sometimes say this.

Try:
Did I get that right?

Every time I think I'm beginning to understand the English tenses, there appears a native speaker and breaks my "understanding" to pieces . :) I thought that the present perfect is appropriate for a situation like the one we are talking about. That's, by the way, the reason why I doubted in post 1 which tense to choose. Why is the past simple used in your example?

Well, it's off-topic. I've realized.
 
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Have I got/Do I have that right? asks whether my understanding is correct.

Did I get that right? asks whether I successfully considered and understood the problem.

Either tense is possible here.
 

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I wonder if I should have used the present perfect there (has understood or written).

I would use the present perfect there, but the past sounds OK too.
 

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What is the natural way to ask if the speaker understood or wrote something correctly or not?
I sometimes use the following imperative instead of a question.
Please correct me if I am wrong.

Did I get that right?
Why is the past simple used in your example?
My understanding is that the action 'get' took place a minute or two ago, so it was in the past, and thus the simple past should be used.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
 
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After a statement either in speech or writing, you could say:

Is that right?

Or:

Did I get that right?

Or:

Have I got it right?

Or:

Am I saying it the right way? (Only for speech.)
 
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