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I STAND CORRECTED: the useful phrase series

I STAND CORRECTED: the useful phrase series

I stand corrected. = Sorry, my information is not correct. 

We use ‘I stand corrected‘ when we want to admit that we were wrong. This is a formal phrase. 

 


Examples:

 

 

 

Iris: Heather says the meeting starts at 9 tomorrow.
Brian: Didn’t you get the memo? The meeting has been moved to Friday.
Iris: Oh, thank you. I stand corrected.
(Sorry, my information was not correct.) 

 

 

Jennifer: I watched an interesting documentary on the Titanic last night.
Carl: Oh really? I can never remember. What year did it sink? 
Jennifer: It was sometime in the 1940s I believe.
George: 1940s? No, I think it was much earlier than that. Wasn’t it 1912? 
Jennifer: Oh yes that’s right! I stand corrected
(Sorry, my information was not correct.) 

 

I stand corrected.

 

Teacher: So the present perfect is formed using had + the past participle…
Student: Excuse me, isn’t that the past perfect?
Teacher: Oh my goodness! Yes, you are right. I stand corrected. The present perfect is formed using have/has + the past participle.
(Sorry, my information was not correct.) 

 

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