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IrinaOlegovna
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mistaken

Post by IrinaOlegovna » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:08 pm

I need your help again!

Does the following phrase in bold sound natural in English? I have been warned that it is not widely used, so I need your professional opinion.

If I'm not mistaken, the film starts at 6.
or
They're coming on Friday, if I'm not mistaken.

If it is not really used in spoken English, then what is the alternative?

Thank you so much!

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Joe
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Re: mistaken

Post by Joe » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:56 am

Most native English speakers know and may use the very normal expression "If I'm not mistaken..." :)

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Re: mistaken

Post by keithmc » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:03 am

it's a bit formal; a casual version is "I think"

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Re: mistaken

Post by bonia » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:44 am

I like this phrase- it sounds polite.

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