Eliciting / Referring / Confirming

When you want someone to speak (eliciting)

 

Would you like to say something ?

You look like you want to say something

(to associate) Can I bring you in here?

(Perhaps) we could hear from (you/John?)

Let’s hear what John has to say (on the matter/subject).

 

We haven’t heard from you yet, Bob.

Can we hear what Margaret has to say?

Can we listen to what Margaret has to say?

John, you look like you want to say something

Jack, would you like to say something / comment / add something?

 

Going back to a topic

 

Going back to what John was saying

As we were saying

To go/get/come back to what I was / we were saying

Could we continue with

 

Referring to information

 

As far as I know

As far as I understand

According to John,

Referring back to

As we saw in …

 

Confirming comprehension

 

If I understand correctly,

If I follow correctly,

(negative/ don’t understand) I’m not sure I follow, do you mean…

Are you saying that… ?

Are you implying that…?

 

Summarising

 

What I understand is, we will…

From what I understand, we will

From my understanding,

To summarise,