Comprehension check

A structured sentence through which a person seeks to make sure that two or more people share the same knowledge about an event, fact or specific circumstance and its possible meaning. Usually, the object of the comprehension check then forms a common knowledge base. The check is made up of a premise, not always present, the subject being verified and a concluding closed-ended question.

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