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correct me if I'm wrong

This page is about the conversational phrase correct me if I'm wrong

Meaning

You can say this if there's a small chance you could be wrong, or if you're politely correcting someone.

For example

  • The chairman said, "Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't this issue already been discussed?"

  • After hearing someone say Chopin was German, I said, "Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't he born in Poland?"

Quick Quiz

If someone says "Correct me if I'm wrong", they're fairly sure

a. they're right

b. they're wrong

c. they're stupid

Contributor: Matt Errey