英会話のコツ: Saying Sorry

 

Everyone makes mistakes and it is a good idea to say that you are sorry.

Here are some examples:

I’m sorry for + noun / ing

  • I’m sorry for eating your ice cream
  • I’m sorry for not arriving sooner
  • I’m sorry for not doing my homework

I’m sorry for being + adjective / noun

  • I’m sorry for being late
  • I'm sorry for being a jerk

I’m sorry that I + verb

  • I’m sorry that I destroyed your car
  • I’m sorry that I took your slice of cake without asking

You can also use apologize.  It is more formal than sorry.  

I apologize for + noun / ing

  • I apologize for not listening to you earlier
  • I apologize for his mistake, we will do better next time
  • I apologize for kicking your bag

I apologize for being + adjective / noun

  • I apologize for being messy
  • I apologize for my mistake

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