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FN.23 - Expressing certainty, probability, doubt

Business English - How to say I Don't Know

Average: 1.7 (189 votes)

When someone asks you a question, of course, they want an answer. Our problem is, that sometimes we don't have an answer for them, and saying "I don't know" is not good enough. Working in an English speaking workplace, there are other, more appropriate phrases we can use. Saying "I don't know" can make you seem unprofessional and it may make you seem uninterested in the question!

Making Predictions

Average: 1.8 (207 votes)

How do you feel about the future? Are you optimistic (do you think things will be better in the future) or are you pessimistic (you believe things will be worse)?

Using About, Around and -ish

Average: 2.3 (10 votes)

'How many people were at the party?'

How to 'express limited knowledge'

Average: 1.4 (159 votes)

How to make a point when we are not 100% sure what we are talking about. Thanks to Danny for writing this article!