Feb 282013

In this programme, we find out what you can say when someone says sorry to you for something they’ve done wrong. As you’ll hear, there are lots of short and friendly expressions that you can use to accept an apology in English. So there’s no need to be lost for words…

Language for accepting apologies Examples
That’s OK. I’m really sorry, Pete, I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.
That’s OK.
No problem. I’m so sorry I forgot your birthday, Oliver!
No problem.
Don’t worry about it. I’m sorry about the trouble I’ve caused.
Don’t worry about it.
No worries. I’m sorry for drinking all the milk.
No worries.
Use the expressions above to respond to these apologies.
I’m so sorry about the mess. I’ll clear it up when I get back tonight.Sorry I ate the last biscuit!

I’m really sorry I forgot to send you a card to say well done.

I’m sorry I took your dictionary without asking.




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