Other Ways to Say "I don’t know"


Promoter Asked on 21/03/2014 in English Vocabulary.


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Has your mind gone blank in the middle of a presentation? Can’t answer your student’s question? Don’t want to admit that you simply don’t know the answer?
Here are some better ways of rephrasing those three awkward words, to get out of answering immediately!

  • Let me check on that
  • I’ll get back to you on that one
  • I’ll find out and let you know
  • Let me find out for you
  • I’ll double check and let you know
  • That’s a really good question, I’ll check
  • That’s a really good question, I’ll find out
  • I haven’t looked at that yet
  • That requires a bit more research first
  • I’m going to investigate that further
  • I’m not 100% sure on that
  • I can find out for you
  • Let me look that up for you
  • I want to be sure and give you the correct information. Let me check.
  • I can’t remember off the top of my head. I’ll get back to you on that.
  • I don’t have that information here right now
  • That’s not my area of expertise, I’ll ask …..
  • There are several possible answers, I’ll need more information first
  • It could be one of many possibilities, I’ll look into it
  • That’s something I want you to find out for yourself!
  • I’m probably not the best person to ask for that information
  • What do YOU think?
  • What do you suggest?
  • I haven’t had time to think that through yet
  • I’ve been wondering the same thing!
  • I haven’t a clue
  • I haven’t got a clue
  • I’m not sure
  • Beats me
  • Search me
  • Who knows? (Rhetorical question)
  • I haven’t got the faintest idea
  • I haven’t the faintest idea
  • I have no idea
  • Your guess is as good as mine


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Pro Editor Answered on 24/03/2014.

I knew you would come up with a fantastic list, Nadia 🙂

on 25/03/2014.

Thanks Mel! I am quite pleased with this one myself! Glad you like it 🙂

on 25/03/2014.

it would very useful. thanks

on 21/06/2016. Edit Delete

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on 10/10/2016. Edit Delete

It is very useful

on 10/10/2016. Edit Delete

Thank you, I am very much glad Nadia, hope you will send some vocabulary for common use.

on 11/10/2016. Edit Delete

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Thank for you,It’s very nice.

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