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If you have been to England, I’m sure you have experienced English politeness. In England, people apologise a lot. We say sorry when we do something wrong, when we have upset someone, when we want to sympathise with someone, when we are about to disturb someone and even when someone else disturbs us! Have you ever stepped on someone’s foot and the other person says sorry before you?! I suppose they feel sorry that their foot was in your way! So read on, if you want to know how to apologise in English…
So what is the best way to apologise in English?
There are many different ways to apologise in English depending on the situation, who you are apologising to and how you are feeling. You may have already learnt this vocabulary in your English classes; however, I have listed 10 common expressions to say you’re sorry below:
This is a very common, simple apology and there are many situations we can use it in. For example,
– when we bump into someone on the street (“Sorry!”)
– when we want to get someone’s attention (e.g. to go past them on a train. “Sorry, excuse me”)
– when we are sympathising with someone (e.g. “I’m sorry to hear that”)
– when we know we have done something wrong (e.g. “Sorry I’m late”)
This is a weak apology so don’t use it if you have done something very wrong – it won’t sound strong enough!
2. I’m so/very/extremely/terribly sorry.
This is similar to “sorry” but adding an extra word makes the meaning stronger.
For example: “I’m so sorry I didn’t come to your party yesterday.”
“I can’t believe I forgot the tickets. I’m terribly sorry!”
3. How careless of me!
This phrase is used when we criticise ourselves for making a mistake.
For example: “I just broke a glass, how careless of me! I’ll buy you a new one.”
4. I shouldn’t have…
We use this when we realise that we have done something that we shouldn’t have done and now we regret it. For example: “I shouldn’t have shouted at you last night. I didn’t mean what I said.”
5. It’s all my fault.
We use this phrase when we want to take responsibility for something.
For example: “It’s all my fault we missed the train. I should have woken up earlier.”
6. Please don’t be mad at me.
This is quite an informal phrase which we use when we’ve done something wrong and we don’t want the other person to be angry with us.
For example: “Please don’t be mad at me but I have to cancel our plans this weekend.”
7. I hope you can forgive me / Please forgive me.
We use this to ask forgiveness from someone when we do something to upset them.
For example: “I acted awfully last night and I know I embarrassed you. I hope you can forgive me.”
8. I cannot say/express how sorry I am.
This is a very strong way of saying sorry. We use this when we know we have done something very wrong and we cannot find the right words to apologise in English.
For example: “I cannot express how sorry I am for telling James your secret. I had no idea he would break up with you.”
9. I apologise for… / I’d like to apologise for…
This is a more formal way of saying sorry. You usually hear it in formal/business situations or emails.
For example: “I apologise for the delay in replying to your email.”
10. Please accept my (sincere) apologies.
This is a very formal way of apologising, especially when the word ‘sincere’ is included. It is usually used in formal letters.
For example: “Please accept my sincere apologies for the mistake. We will refund the money to your account immediately.”
Being polite and knowing how to apologise are important in all languages and cultures. After all, everyone makes mistakes! Hopefully now you will know how to say sorry in any situation… and if these phrases do not work, you can always send flowers!
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Complete these apology sentences with the correct word.
1. “Please ______ me for interrupting you. I didn’t realise you were on the phone.”
2. “I can’t believe I forgot your birthday. Please don’t be ______ at me.”
3. “I’m so ______ I’m late. There was so much traffic!”
4. “Oh no, how ______ of me! Do you have a cloth so I can clean it?”
5. “We ______ for the train delay. We will get you to your destination as soon as possible.”
6. “I’m ______ but you are sitting in my seat.”
Last week’s answers
-ed or -ing?
1. “I’m not having fun at all. This party is so boring!”
2. “I’m exhausted. I just ran around the park for a whole hour!”
3. “I can’t believe I passed the test without studying. I was so surprised!”
4. “Julia is so annoying. She never stops talking – I can’t listen to her anymore!”
5. “We went to a museum in London yesterday. I had such an interesting day.”
6. “I heard that your brother won a prize for his painting. He must be thrilled!”
7. “Dad, please stop talking to my friends. You’re so embarrassing!”
8. “My friend is coming to visit from Australia next week. I’m so excited!”
9. “This is a really interesting book – you should definitely read it!”
10. “I was excited about seeing the film but it had a really disappointing ending.”
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In this list we look at how to make requests, complain, apologise and give bad news. I/We apologise for the inconvenience. I would like to complain about .
The vinfox Verlagwould liketoapologize for any inconvenience causedby these errors.
[...] Verlag présente ses excuses pour les ennuis que ces erreurs pourraient avoir causés.
Wewould liketoapologize for any inconveniencethis may havecaused.
Nous vous présentons nos excuses pour tout ennui quecela peut avoir causé.
[...] investigating thecausesandwould liketoapologize for any inconvenienceand confusioncaused.
Nous sommes en train d'analyser les problèmes et nous excusons pour tout inconvénient causé.
CATSAwould liketoapologizeto all passengers, airlines and stakeholdersfor any inconvenience causedby recent delays at pre-board screening [...]
L'ACSTA aimerait s'excuser auprès des passagers, des compagnies aériennes et ses partenaires pour tous les ennuis causés récemment aux points [...]
de contrôle pré-embarquement à Montréal.
Wewould liketoapologizein advancefor any inconveniencethis maycause.
Par avance, nous vous présentons toutes nos excuses pour ce désagrément.
Wewould liketoapologizein advancefor any inconveniencethis maycause.
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[...] your patience during this downtime andapologize for any inconvenience caused.
Nous vous remercions de votre patience durant cette[...] indisponibilité et nous excusons des éventuels désagréments que celle-ci vous causerait.
Iapologizeto Mr. Toppfor any inconveniencethis may havecausedhim.
Je m'excuse auprès de M. Topp pour tout inconvénient que cette erreur a pu lui causer.
Weapologize for anydifficulties orinconvenience causedby this.
Nous nous excusons maintes fois pour les circonstances et désagréments occasionnés.
Wewouldkindlyliketoapologize fortheinconveniencethis maycause.
Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension.
Weapologize for any inconvenience caused.
Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension [...]
et sommes à votre entière disposition.
I wish toapologizeto all members, particularly the member for South Surrey-White Rock-Langley,for any inconveniencethis error may havecaused.
Je tiens à présenter mes excuses à tous les députés, et à la députée de South Surrey-White Rock-Langley en particulier, pour les inconvénients que cette erreur a pu causer.
Skyguidewould liketo apologisefor any inconvenience causedas a result of these developments.
Skyguide prie de l'excuser des possibles désagréments subis et remercie le public de sa compréhension.
Meanwhile weapologize for any inconveniencethat it might havecaused.
Entre temps, nous nous excusons pour tout inconvénient que vous pourriez avoir subi.
Weapologize for any inconveniencethat these errors may havecaused.
Nous sommes désolés des inconvénients que ces erreurs ont pu causer.
Weapologize for any inconveniencethis may havecausedyou.
Nous nous excusons des inconvénients que cette situation a pu vous causer.
[...] bien vous présenter nos excuses pour ces difficultés!
First of all,Iwould liketoapologize forthe fact that [...]
my brief has not been translated.
D'abord, je veux m'excuser du fait que mon mémoire n'a [...]
In conclusion,Iwould liketoapologizeto the Superintendent of Financial Servicesformy incorrect [...]
answer to one of the questions in the application.
En conclusion, je tiens à présenter mes excuses au surintendant des services financiers pour ma réponse [...] [...]
des questions posées dans la demande.
Mr. Speaker,Iwould liketoapologizeto my colleague from Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basquesforhaving interrupted him.
Monsieur le Président, je m'excuse auprès de mon collègue de Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques de l'avoir interrompu.
[...] the Bloc Quebecois was wrong andIwouldverymuchliketo see its leaderapologizeto Quebeckersforthis bad decision.
Je m'excuse, mais ils[...] avaient tort et j'aimerais bien que le chef du Bloc québécois s'excuse auprès de la population québécoise pour cette mauvaise [...]
décision qu'il a prise.
First,Iwould liketoapologize forthe examples [...]
Tout d'abord, je tiens à m'excuser pour les exemples que je [...]
m'apprête à vous donner.
Iapologize forinterrupting, butIwould liketo give the hon. member [...]
time to respond and there is less than a minute left.
Je m'excuse d'interrompre le député, mais j'aimerais donner le temps [...]
au député de répondre et il reste moins d'une minute.
[...] beyond our control and weapologize for any inconvenience caused.
Ceci n'est malheureusement pas de notre[...] ressort et nous vous prions de nous excuser pour tout désagrément.
Weapologize for any inconveniencethis may havecaused.
Nous nous excusons des inconvénients que cette erreur peut avoir causés.
Weapologize fortheinconveniencethis situation may havecausedand we appreciate your patience.
Nous nous excusons des inconvénients que cette situation a pu vous causer et vous remercions de [...]
Weapologize for any inconveniencethis error may havecaused.
Nous regrettons tout inconvénient que cette erreur a pu vous causer.
I would hope that the hon. member, when he does table it and when it[...] [...] not say that,would apologizeto me, withdraw his comments andapologizeto the Houseformisleading the House, because I certainlywouldnot say somethinglikethat.
J'espère qu'une fois qu'il l'aura[...] déposé et qu'on aura déterminé que je n'ai pas dit cela, le député me présentera des excuses, retirera ses paroles et s'excusera à la Chambre de l'avoir induite en erreur.
To Our Valued Customers,
On behalf of Ethiopian Airlines, I would like to personally apologize for the inconvenience you may have experienced as a result of the grounding of our Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
As a testament to our commitment to safety and following US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) airworthiness directives, we have taken steps to ground four of our 787 fleet from service on the very day of the FAA decision. We have not encountered the type of problems such as those experienced by the other operators. However, as an extra precaution, Ethiopian has decided to remove its four Dreamliners from operation starting from January 17, 2013.
Since then, Boeing and the FAA have been working around the clock to find out the causes of the two incidents on the battery of the 787. Boeing is continuing to work with the FAA to demonstrate the safety of the 787 and return the fleet to service as soon as possible.
All of us here hope that the cause of the problem will be identified soon. We sincerely look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again onboard the Dreamliner and provide you the wonderful Dreamliner experience that you deserve.
Once again, please accept our sincere apologies. For updated information about Ethiopian 787 Dreamlimers, please visit http://www.ethiopianairlines.com/en/info/787_latest_updates.aspx.
Chief Executive Officer
We apologies apologize for any inconvenience caused request to my manager and i want to writing this sentence in the end of the email).
Dear Valued Customer,
This letter is regarding the [complaint/claim/letter] you [sent/submitted] on [some date]. Before even attempting to explain the reasons leading to this unintended mistake, I would like to sincerely apologize to you for any inconvenience this may have caused.
At [company name], customer satisfaction is something that we take very seriously and would never compromise under any circumstances. Unfortunately, sometimes unavoidable mistakes happen. In such rare cases, a satisfactory solution is always in place and preventable measures are introduced.
After a thorough review of your case, I have managed to pinpoint the reasons leading to this error. [Explain in two or three sentences why the error happened. Don’t make it long. The client is not really interested in the reasons, only in the resolution. But you should explain for the sake of completeness]. This is clearly a mistake from our side and we take full responsibility for it.
In our attempt to serve you better and retain you as one of our valuable customers, we are going to [state your resolution to the mistake: refund your money, give another item for free, provide you with one year subscription, etc…]. I hope you find these actions satisfactory and up to your expectations. This is the least that we can do to address the unintentional inconveniences that we caused.
As an extra measure to our unconditional commitment to customer satisfaction, we decided to [state measures and precautions that your company will take to prevent such errors in the future]. These precautions will ensure that such errors will not happen again in the future. This would not have been possible without you drawing our attention to your case. We take this opportunity to thank you for your feedback which allows us to serve you and other customers better.
We value your business and hope to retain you as a customer for many years to come.
Please always share your feedback with us; this is how we keep learning and improving. I am very confident that the next [letter / email] we receive from you will be that of appreciation.
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