English Speaking skills: Different ways of saying “Sorry”.

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Today we are talking about saying sorry in different ways in English.s1

Knowing how to apologize is an important part of being polite. You probably already know “sorry”, but there are many other ways to apologize in English.

Apologizing for small mistakes:

Saying “sorry” is most common with small mistakes, so that you can try these also.

Whoops! Sorry! Oh! Sorry. Sorry ‘bout that. Oh, my bad.  My fault, bro.

Apologizing when you make a more serious mistake:

I’m so sorry.  I apologize.

Sometimes people say “oh my goodness” or “oh my gosh” before they apologize in these situations:

Ex: Oh, my goodness! I’m so sorry. I should have watched where I was going.

Apologizing for incorrect information:

If you cause a problem with communication, or give incorrect information, you might say:

My mistake. I had that wrong. I was wrong on that. My apologies.

Making a formal or serious apology:

If you make a serious mistake with a friend, loved one, or coworker, you shouldn’t use casual language to apologize. Try a more formal apology, such as:

I’d like to apologize. I want to apologize. I owe you an apology.

I wanted to tell you I’m sorry.

Writing a formal apology:

We use the most formal English in writing. In this situation, you could use these phrases:

I sincerely apologize.  I take full responsibility.

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