How To Ask Clarifying Questions?

Guidelines for Clarifying

  • Admit if you are unsure about what the speaker means.
  • Ask for repetition.
  • State what the speaker has said as you understand it, and check whether this is what they really said.
  • Ask for specific examples.
  • Use open, non-directive questions – if appropriate.

What is a clarifying question example?

Clarifying Questions are simple questions of fact. They clarify the dilemma and provide the nuts and bolts so that the participants can ask good probing questions and provide useful feedback. Examples of Clarifying Questions: • Is this what you said…?

What are the different types of clarifying questions?

There are two types of clarifying questions: open clarifying questions and closed clarifying questions. Open clarifying questions help the speaker find direction in what is confusing or lacking in the information they’ve provided. Open clarifying questions can take the form of when, where, how or why questions.

Can you clarify your question?

clarify (a question or statement)

When you’ve said something that might be confusing or was misunderstood, you “clarify” your statement by saying it again in a new way and adding more details. The word “clarify” can be used in questions like in the example above, or in the phrase “To clarify,”