Do you use this expression "If I'm not mistaken"? If I'm not mistaken, this is the better book I have ever read. If I'm not mistaken, he is from England.
Oct 20, 2012 10:44 AM
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It is used in two ways. It is used if a person is fairly sure of something, but there is a slight chance they are incorrect. "If I'm not mistaken, she was married before this." It is also used if a person is absolutely sure of something and is using it for emphasis. "If I'm not mistaken, the value of pi is 3.14159." Personally, I use the phrase when I am more than 92.7% sure of something. ;-)
October 20, 2012
Probably all English speakers have used the expression at one time or another, if I'm not mistaken. It is a parenthetical.
October 20, 2012
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