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communicative English

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How to apologize?

Expressing regret: I’m really/very/awfully sorry! My apologies! I apologize for… I owe you an apology. Please forgive me for… Please pardon my… Please excuse my… Providing explanation: I wasn’t thinking! I didn’t see you/that. The glass slipped. I’m just too preoccupied with… I totally forgot… It totally slipped my mind. It’s an oversight. It’s totally … Continue reading

How to make your suggestions/opinions sound less imposing and more polite?

Wouldn’t it be better to……………………….?(not direct; negative question asking for agreement) Would it be better to……………………………?(very indirect; open question) I’d say ………………. What if we….

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