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  • Let's take a minute to look at different

  • ways you can apologise in a formal situation.

  • Imagine you're in an important meeting at

  • work and you interrupted your boss.

  • To say 'sorry', you might say:

  • 'Sorry…'

  • 'Excuse me...'

  • 'Pardon me… '

  • 'Apologies…'

  • 'I sincerely apologisefor... interrupting.'

  • Or: 'for the interruption.'

  • Because 'for' is a preposition,

  • you can either use a gerund or a noun.

  • Now imagine you're in the same important

  • meeting at work and you give a presentation

  • in front of your boss that is incomplete and

  • full of mistakes. To say 'sorry', you might say:

  • 'I'm afraid I didn't finish the presentation.'

  • Don't be confused – 'afraid' does not mean

  • 'scared' hereit's like 'sorry', but more

  • formal. And notice that after 'afraid', we put a full

  • clause or sentence.

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Ways to say 'sorry' part 2 - formal apologies - English In A Minute

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/06
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