Have you ever made a mistake and regretted it? Want to learn other ways to say "I' sorry" in English for all kinds of situations? So this article is really about when you have done something wrong and you have to say:I'm sorry" and how to say: "I'm sorry" to make the other person feel better.So let's get started.
The first thing I wanted to talk about is reasons.What are some reasons why we say:I'm sorry? What are some reasons why we apologize? (Which is another word for "I'm sorry").There are many reasons.I have come up with very short list.The number of reasons for why we say:I'm sorry is enormous;it's very large.So, this is a small list ,but I thought about;We often say:"I'm sorry" when we are late,may be we have told our friend:I'm going to be there at 1pm ",ad and then we show up at 1:30.So,we say: I'm sorry.I'm sorry I'm late.
Something we might accidentally break something,may be we break somebody's lamp,or maybe we spill some- we drop wine on their carpet,so we'd say;I'm sorry.Sometimes,may be somebody's saying something bad abou someone else,and that person finds out that,the person has said something bad-we call that "gossip"- and so you might apologize if you have said something bad about somebody.You might say: I'm sorry" if you said something rude or impolite.may be if you were not nice to somebody;you did something that was wrong or that was bad,or you made a mistake.
May be you had tuna for lunch with a whole bunch of onions,and now your breath smells,and so when you come back to work place,you might say: "oh, I'm sorry.I had tuna for lunch".May be you ate something that has a very strong smell; and you are saying"I'm sorry" for that.
Sometimes we also say sorry to be polite.So,sometimes we didn't make a mistake:somebody else made the mistake;and to be polite,we still say "I'm sorry".I know it's a little bit strange ,but for example, if you go to a restaurant and you order chicken,and the waiter comes and he brings you beef,you might then say:I'm sorry.Thi isn't what I ordered".So there are many reasons why we say: I'm sorry".
So the word "apology" means the same thing as "sorry".When you give an apology,it means you are saying you are sorry.So let's look at some ways to say sorry.Well,we have the:"sorry" , which is pretty informal; if you made a mistake with your friends or just in general conversation,we often say; Oh,sorry".We might say:" I'm sorry for" and give the reason why we are sorry."I'm sorry for breaking your IPad ","I'm for forgetting your birthday","I'm sorry for not being there".
What you will notice is when we use the word "for" after I'm sorry"-this means we are giving a reason.We usually have a verb and "ing" with it,so it's the verb in the "ing" form.So, "I'm sorry for breaking",so you will notice "break" and "ing"."I'm sorry for forgetting".Here u will notice "ing".
And if we want to say something that we didn't do that we are sorry for,we just add the word "not". " I'm sorry for not calling","I'm sorry for not answering the phone"."I'm sorry for not telling you about my problem".
"I'm sorry for" is somt we use a lot,but if we wanted to be more formal...imagine you are at work and you make a mistake,and you are talking to your boss - you mighf want to use more formal English for when you are talking at work.You might say:"I apologize",which is similar to the word and "apology".
And if you want,just like "sorry",you can also add the word "for" and give a reason."I apologize for being late",or please accept my sincerest apologies,and it's very formal.
So,don't say sorry for what you didn't do,may be your friend told you he lost his dad.you may then say "pity" because you are not the cause of his father's death.
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