20 different ways to say SORRY in English

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Today you're going to learn 20 different ways to say "sorry" in English.

Why should you learn all these different expressions?

Because they're used in different situations. There are many different times we might want to say "sorry," but we'd use different words depending on whether we spilled some coffee, or hurt someone's feelings, or made a mistake at work. Some of these phrases are more informal and casual, and others are more serious.

This means you're not just learning a bunch of equivalent ways to say the same thing - you're learning what native English speakers would say in different situations, so that you can be more fluent.

Now you know a whole bunch of different ways to say “Sorry” in English – for minor things and major problems, in formal situations and informal situations, and at times when you want to get someone’s attention or express sympathy.

If you like learning how to use phrases inside real situations, check out my Everyday English Speaking Courses, where all the lessons are based on situations in daily life. It's a great way to learn phrases in context!

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