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jeudi 21 novembre 2019

UNIT VII: FUNCTIONAL PRACTICE



 Apologizing

 Making apologies: 

 I do apologize for...

 I must apologize for...

 I apologize for...

 I'd like to apologize for...

 I am so sorry for...

 I shouldn't have...

 It's all my fault.

 I'm ashamed of...

 Please, forgive me for...

 Excuse me for ...

 I'm terribly sorry for...

 Please, forgive me for my...

 Please, accept my apologies for...

 Accepting apologies:

 That's all right.

 Never mind.

 Don't apologize.

 It doesn't matter.

 Don't worry about it.

 Don't mention it.

 That's OK.

 I quite understand.

 You couldn't help it.

 Forget about it.

 Don't worry about it.

 No harm is done.

 Examples:

A: I hope you’ll forgive me for being late. I had a flat tire.

B: That’s quite all right/ I understand completely. It can happen to anyone.

A: Please accept my apologies for the mistakes in the report. I forgot to check it.

B: You don’t need/have to apologize. But next time, try to concentrate better.

A: I (would like to) apologize for shouting at you yesterday. I lost control of myself.

B: don’t worry about it. I just hope you’ll keep your temper from now on.

A: excuse me! I didn’t realize this was your seat/newspaper/…

B: That’s OK. I’m leaving anyway/I’ve finished reading it/…

A: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to keep your book so long.

B: No problem/No big thing. I won’t need it until next semester.

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