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How to apologize politely in English?



 
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How to apologize politely in English? #1 (permalink) Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:58 am   How to apologize politely in English?
 

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #64 "How to apologize", question 2

I'm very ......... that I'm late but there is a train strike on at the moment.

(a) sore
(b) sorry
(c) sorrow
(d) sorrowful

Business Idiom in English, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #64 "How to apologize", answer 2

I'm very sorry that I'm late but there is a train strike on at the moment.

Correct answer: (b) sorry
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Apologies #2 (permalink) Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:17 am   Apologies
 

Hi,

Apart from saying as here I am very sorry that I'm late,
you could say:

I must apologise for being late
Please accept my apologies for being late

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