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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 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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