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I am looking for a concise way of saying or writing, "I am sharing my understanding about blah, in a hope to get corrected". The phrase "IMHO" expresses part of the idea, but does not necessarily imply that the speaker is seeking correction.

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    It does, on the surface, imply that the speaker wants to be corrected. Speakers can say a lot about of things without really meaning them. Speakers can also make indirect requests. I hope you correct me is an indirect request. It can be said ingeniously by someone who really doesn't want correcting, but then so can a lot of things. One can also say the imperative Correct me if I'm wrong, but... with zero interest in people actually correcting them. – Arm the good guys in America Oct 29 '17 at 15:25
  • What's more important than actual wording is perceived speaker intention. If you think a person is sincerely inviting correction, then by all means do so, gently if necessary. – Arm the good guys in America Oct 29 '17 at 15:30
  • If I'm not sure I'm correct I add the question "What do you think?" after my statement. – Al Maki Oct 29 '17 at 16:54
  • What @AlMaki said. “Here’s my take. What do you think?” – Jim Oct 29 '17 at 21:18
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A common approach is to open with "Is this right?" and/or to close with "Is that right?"

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You could say "... and I'm speaking under correction." To indicate that you may be wrong when you state something, another approach could be to say x,y, and z but to add "but don't quote me on this" at the end.

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  • What is the opposite of preface?, I could not think of the word when you add something to the end of a sentence. – Neil Meyer Oct 29 '17 at 17:18
  • Your suggestion doesn't seem idiomatic to me. Is it? Maybe if you included supporting evidence or a reference, if it's not too much trouble. – Arm the good guys in America Oct 29 '17 at 19:32
  • @NeilMeyer I've seen the term "postface" used but only a few times. – Al Maki Oct 31 '17 at 15:01

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