Much to my regret
Sadly, I ….
I’m terribly sorry
I honestly regret that I …
Sorry, I … Please accept my apologies for what I did
Please forgive me for what I did
I am extremely sorry
I really must apologies
May I offer you my sincerest apologies?
Language for saying sorry
To emphasise how you feel Examples
I’m really sorry… I’m really sorry, Pete, I didn’t mean to lose your book.
I’m so sorry… I’m so sorry I forgot your birthday, Oliver!
To say why you’re sorry Examples
Sorry about… Sorry about the mess. I’ll clear up later.
Sorry for… Sorry for taking your DVD.
To say sorry without using the words ‘I’m sorry’!
I’d like to apologise for… I’d like to apologise for the way I spoke to you earlier.
Vocabulary around saying sorry
to say sorry, to ask for forgiveness, to express regret
a word, phrase or sentence that is shouted out suddenly, often through surprise or anger
to hurt someone’s feelings
to make someone feel upset or unhappy
this can mean ‘a small disagreement’
unhappiness, distress, worry or danger
a hard time
a difficult time
to be out of order (informal)
to be impolite or rude
By; Matrix MA Ummul Quro