Ways of saying sorry and giving forgiveness

by hammerbcn
(35 terms)
term Description
I'm so sorry
I'm really sorry for... Followed by a gerund or noun
I'm very sorry about... Followed by a gerund or noun
Please accept my apologies
I'd like to apologize for... Followed by a gerund or noun
How can I make it up to you? Another way of saying "How can I compensate you?"
We'd like to offer our sincere apologies More in written English
We apologize for any inconvenience caused More in written English
It was my fault
Sorry, it was my mistake
We deeply regret to inform you that... More in written English
I really shouldn't have...
I apologize for... Followed by a gerund or noun
Please forgive me for... Followed by a gerund or noun
Excuse me for... Followed by a gerund or noun
Pardon me for... Followed by a gerund or noun
Please accept my apologies
I was wrong about...
I'm really sorry
I owe you an apology
It won't happen again
My bad
Never mind In response
That's OK In response
No problem! In response
It doesn't mater In response
don't worry In response
Don't mention it In response
It couldn't be avoided In response
forget about it In response
you couldn't help it In response
I quite understand In response
No harm done In response
It's alright In response
No worries In response