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Staff 30/12/2014

If you think you have hurt someone or made them feel bad, you might want to say sorry to them. Here are some expressions you can use when apologising:


  • I’m (really/ terribly/ so) sorry for being late. It won’t happen again.
  • Please excuse my late response.
  • I apologise for not calling earlier.
  • I’d like to apologise for not returning your call.
  • My apologies for the delay.
  • Please accept my apology for the inconvenience.
  • I’m afraid I can’t help you.
  • Excuse me for interrupting.
  • Sorry about the mess. I didn’t have time to clear it up.
  • Forgive me for what I said earlier. I didn’t mean to hurt you.
  • I shouldn’t have said that. Don’t be mad at me.
  • I was wrong. Can you forgive me?
  • Pardon me for being so rude.
  • I regret to inform you that your application has been denied. (formal)
  • I beg your pardon. / Pardon. / Sorry. (used, for example, when stepping on someone’s foot)
  1. thank you :)

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