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vendredi 18 septembre 2020

UNIT VI: FUNCTIONS

 love.43.gifDefine your concepts!

boutons042.gif X can be defined as….
boutons042.gif X refers to….
boutons042.gif X designates….
boutons042.gif X means….
boutons042.gif X can be described as….
ani10.gifExamples:

fleche-gif-038.gifMultilingualism means the ability of an individual speaker or a community of speakers to use multiple languages.
fleche-gif-038.gifValues can be defined as principles or standards of good beheaviour.
fleche-gif-038.gifPatrimony refers to property inherited from one’s father or male ancestor.


love.43.gifApology:

boutons042.gifI'm (so/terribly/awfully) sorry I .... / for / about what I ...

boutons042.gifI'm afraid I...

boutons042.gifI apologize for+gerund...

boutons042.gifForgive me for+gerund...

boutons042.gifExcuse me for+gerund...

boutons042.gifPlease, accept our sincere apology.

boutons042.gifForgive me. I didn’t mean it.

boutons042.gifI deeply regret that.

boutons042.gifI’m sorry, sir for this delay.

boutons042.gifI’m terribly sorry for…

boutons042.gifWe sincerely apologise for…

boutons042.gifOh, sir! I didn’t mean it.
ani10.gifExamples:

fleche-gif-038.gifI'm so sorry I missed the wedding.

fleche-gif-038.gifForgive / Excuse me for not being at your wedding.

fleche-gif-038.gifI apologize for not being at your wedding./being late.


love.43.gifApologizing:

boutons042.gifTen Expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing:

  1. Sorry.
  2. I'm (so / very / terribly) sorry.
  3. Ever so sorry.
  4. How stupid / careless / thoughtless of me.
  5. Pardon (me)
  6. That's my fault.
  7. Sorry. It was all my fault.
  8. Please excuse my (ignorance)
  9. Please don't be mad at me.
  10. Please accept our (sincerest) apologies.

boutons042.gifHow To Use These Phrases In Your English

  1. Phrase 1 is a general short apology. We use this when we bump into people on the street. At other times, it sounds too weak.
  2. In phrase 2, we use 'so', 'very' and 'terribly' to make the meaning stronger. 'Terribly' is the strongest. If we use one of the words in brackets, it is stressed.
  3. Phrase 3 is quite formal but it's a stronger apology than just 'sorry'.
  4. We use phrase 4 to criticise ourselves and the mistake that we have just made.
  5. We use phrases 6 and 7 to take all the responsibility for what happened. Phrase 7 is a little stronger.
  6. We use phrase 8 to apologise for our lack of knowledge or ability. We can replace the word in brackets with other nouns, e.g. carelessness, forgetfulness.
  7. Phrase 9 is asking the other person not to get angry. The tone is quite informal.
  8. Phrase 10 is often used in formal letters. The word 'sincerest' makes the apology very strong and very formal.

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