Get better ways to say ‘I don’t know’ in English at work. And here’s why: saying ‘I don’t know’ can be embarrassing. Even unprofessional.
For example: if someone asks you a question in English and you SHOULD know the answer but you don’t because:
– you’re nervous.
– you feel stuck.
– you need time to think.
– or you just don’t know the answer — right now.
Saying, “I don’t know” in that moment isn’t the best option.
So today you’re going to get 14 alternatives to say I don’t know in English. Plus I’ll share casual ways to say ‘I don’t know’ when it IS okay.
You’ll sound more professional and you’ll use the same expressions native speakers use.
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