British people are famous for apologising in almost every situation. Whether we are apologising for asking a question, for our bad weather or because we sneezed,
There are different ways of saying sorry in everyday situations. The patterns are easy to learn and easy to use :-)
To emphasise how you feel
I'm really sorry, Victoria, I didn't mean to lose your book.
I'm so sorry I forgot your birthday, William!
Sorry about the mess. I'll clear up later.
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.
Slang for “I’m sorry”
My bad (common among teenagers)
Oops, sorry. (casual or sarcastic)