made myself understood

blizzy

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Is sentence #2 an alternative to sentence #1?
1. I hope I made myself clear.
2. I hope I made myself understood.
 

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The phrase can be used for other people - he struggled to make himself understood - but understanding is the job of the listener, so using about yourself doesn't work as well as the first sentence.
 
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