Expression of Checking for understanding

Expression of Checking for understanding

Expression of Checking for understanding

      When we give information or explanation to someone or others, it is sure that we want that our information or our explanation can be understood by others. For this, we need to check whether someone has understood or not of our information or explanation. (also studyExpression and Response of Admiration)

      To check someone’s understanding of our explanation or our information, there are some expression can be used in English. And in this occasion, we want to share the expression of Checking for understanding. However, in this posting, we are not only sharing the expression of Checking for understanding, but also expression of Responses indicating understanding and expression of Responses indicating misunderstanding

Below are some materials about expression of Checking for understanding

There are three parts we discuss here; they are:

Expression of Checking for understanding

Some expression related to Checking for understanding; they are:

  • Do you understand what I’m saying?
  • Do you know what I mean?
  • Do you know what I am talking about?
  • Does that make any sense?
  • Do you follow me?
  • Are you with me?
  • You know?
  • You see?
  • Right?
Expression of Responses indicating understanding

Some expression related to Responses indicating understanding; they are:

  • I see what you’re saying
  • I see what you mean
  • I know what you mean
  • I understand what you are saying
  • I am with you
  • I hear you
  • I hear what you are saying
Expression of Responses indicating misunderstanding

Some expression related to Responses indicating misunderstanding; they are:

  • I don’t get it
  • I don’t follow you
  • I am not sure I get your point
  • I am not sure I know what you mean

Example in dialogue:

Ethan is studying in his room. Then, his brother Lucas comes in

Lucas     : Sorry to bother you

Ethan    : It’s Okay. What’s up?

Lucas     : Can you tell me how to answer these questions?

Ethan    : Let me see. First, you must read the text. Then, you read the questions, and focus on the paragraph.  Are you with me?

Lucas     : what do you mean by focusing on the paragraph?

Ethan    : Well, to find the answer to question number 3, you must focus on paragraph two.

Lucas     : I see. I know what you mean. Thanks.

      That’s all the material about Expression of Checking for understanding we can share for this occasion. We hope the material above can help us to improve our ability in English, especially our speaking skill. (also read other article in Indonesian version at : Ungkapan untuk meminta Perhatian)

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