Let's say you making a clarification statement with a colleague...

''I'd like to clarify this ___etc____ so I won't be misunderstood.''

Is this grammatical?

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"I'd like to clarify this so I won't be misunderstood. (explanation)"

"So I won't be misunderstood, I'd like to clarify ...etc..."

Putting the purpose of clarification first is the common way.

  • But is it grammatically correct? That's my question. thx for the tip by the way.
    – John Arvin
    Mar 3, 2018 at 10:28
  • The way it is in your question right now it is but if the "etc" is a long story then no. I'm not exactly sure what the "etc" is supposed to represent. Like if you were saying "I'd like to clarify this conversation so I won't be missunderstood." That is correct. Mar 3, 2018 at 10:40
  • How about 'I'd like to clarify this comparison between tablets and cellphones so I won't be misundertood.''
    – John Arvin
    Mar 3, 2018 at 13:39
  • @JohnArvin yes totally fine and correct Mar 3, 2018 at 20:03

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