How to give a clarification


Clarifying yourself .

Examples .

  • What I mean by high priority is that we have to keep all projects aside for now, and focus on this.
  • What that means is that we have to give all our attention to this project at present.
  • Ok, let me clarify, what I mean is that we have to keep everything aside for now, and just focus on this one project.

Clarifying for others .

Examples .

  • What he means to say is that we have to focus only on this project right now.
  • What he’s trying to say is that this project needs to be given our full attention at this time.

Discussions .

Example 1.

Karan: We have just been assigned a new project. The client is Future Software. The marketing team has marked it as a high priority project. And we need to get started as soon as possible.

Ravi: Karan, could you please share what you mean by high priority?

Karan: What I mean by high priority is that we have to keep all projects aside for now, and focus on this.


Example 2.

Karan: We have just been assigned a new project. The client is Future Software. The marketing team has marked it as a high priority project. And we need to get started as soon as possible.

Ravi: Karan, could you please share what you mean by high priority?

Richard: What he’s trying to say is that this project needs to be given our full attention at this time.