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How to Apologize in English

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When people apologize, they often say “I’m sorry”. Here is a list of other exponents that you can use instead of ‘I’m sorry’. 

How to Apologize in English/ Apologizing Examples


You can use the following expressions to say sorry. You can also use them to apologize to someone you hurt.

  1. I’m very/terribly/awfully sorry for …
  2. I’m really sorry about this.
  3. I can’t tell you how sorry I am!
  4. I do / must apologize.
  5. I sincerely apologise for…..
  6. Accept my sincere apologies!
  7. It was my fault to ……
  8. I just don’t know what to say.
  9. Look, I know I was wrong. I can’t apologise enough for …….
  10. Sorry, I didn’t mean it.


Responding to apologies


  • That’s OK/ all right!
  • Never mind!
  • That’s no problem!
  • Oh, that’s all right; don’t worry!
  • Don’t worry about that!
  • It’s not really your fault.
  • Oh, never mind. It doesn’t really matter.
  • Please, don’t blame yourself.


Expressions you can use to complain about something or someone

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