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RE: I said something confusing in an email. Then I restated it in a second email, and I followed this restatement by "Is that more clear?" It doesn't sound right. What would you say?

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closed as primarily opinion-based by FumbleFingers, tchrist, aedia λ, Mari-Lou A, RyeɃreḁd Apr 27 '14 at 8:56

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There's nothing inherently wrong with your version - but there are an awful lot of alternatives, so I think this is a Primarily Opinion-based. FWIW, I might say either "Is that any more clear?" or "Is that clearer?". But I think proposing and voting for alternatives is pointless, since there is no "unambiguously correct" answer. – FumbleFingers Apr 24 '14 at 17:38

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Yes I wouldn't use "is that more clear?"... I would say, "I hope I explained it better with this email".

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You named it. I would use "sound."

"Does that sound any more clear (or any clearer) to you?"

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Can you use 'sound' in written communication? It is for an email the OP is asking about. – Keni Apr 24 '14 at 20:00
@Keni In emails you can. – Elian Apr 24 '14 at 20:12

Your clarifying something so how about:

Does this clarify <..>?

I hope this clarifies <..>

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I'm getting some good suggestions, thanks. – user73063 Apr 24 '14 at 17:48

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