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Ways of saying you are sorry or regret something

soz

interjection

sorry

I’m sorry

used for telling someone that you are ashamed or unhappy about something that you have done that has hurt or upset them

I/we regret to inform/tell you that

used when you are giving someone bad news

my (humble/deepest/sincere etc) apologies

used for saying that you are sorry for something

I beg your pardon

used for saying you are sorry because you have made a slight mistake, for example because you have stood on someone’s foot. ‘Sorry’ is a less formal way of saying this

excuse me

used for showing you are sorry for interrupting someone

regrettably

adverb

used for saying that you are sad or sorry about something

forgive me (for doing something)/forgive my doing something

used when you want to say or do something that may offend the person you are talking to

I’m afraid

used for politely telling someone something that might make them sad, disappointed, or angry, for example when you cannot do what they want or do not agree with them

due to/for reasons beyond someone’s control

used for saying that you are not responsible for something that has happened, especially when you are sorry about it

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