How To Make And Accept An Apology In English

Another Ways to Say “I’m Sorry” in English

List of different ways to say I’m Sorry. Learn these I’m Sorry to enhance your vocabulary and improve your communication skill in English.

APOLOGIES: making and accepting apologies

How to Make and Accept an Apology in English! In our daily conversation, we sometimes have to ask for an apology or to accept someone’s apology. It is a very common thing in our life. Saying “Sorry” is a cold way to make an apology and similarly “It’s Ok” is the coldest one to accept an apology.

Making An Apology

  • I do apologize for
  • Excuse me
  • I must apologize for…
  • Ever so sorry.
  • I beg your pardon.
  • I apologize for…
  • Please, forgive me for my…
  • Please forgive me for…
  • How stupid/careless/thoughtless of me.
  • I apologize.
  • I had that wrong.
  • I hope you can forgive me.
  • I owe you an apology.
  • I sincerely apologize.
  • I take full responsibility.
  • I want to apologize.
  • I wanted to tell you I’m sorry.
  • I was wrong about that.
  • I’d like to apologize.
  • I’d like to apologize for how I reacted yesterday.
  • I’m (so/very/terribly) sorry.
  • My mistake.
  • Oh my goodness! I’m so sorry. I should have watched where I was going.
  • Oh, my bad.
  • I was wrong. Can you forgive me?
  • My apologies.
  • Please accept my apology for …
  • I shouldn’t have…
  • My fault, bro (US)
  • Sorry about that.
  • I shouldn’t have said that. Don’t be mad at me.
  • Sorry, my apologies. I had that wrong.
  • Sorry. It was all my fault.
  • Pardon (me)
  • Please accept our (sincerest) apologies.
  • Please don’t be mad at me.
  • Please excuse my (ignorance)
  • I was wrong. Can you forgive me?
  • That was wrong of me.
  • That’s my fault.
  • Whoops! Sorry!
  • I beg your pardon
  • My bad (US)
  • Excuse me for interrupting.
  • Pardon me for being so rude.

Accepting An Apology

  • There’s no need. It’s ok.
  • Forget about it. No harm done.
  • That’s all right. It doesn’t matter.
  • It’s ok. Don’t worry about it.
  • Never mind. I quite understand.
  • It’s ok. You couldn’t help it.
  • There’s no need to. It’s all right.
  • You’re forgiven. It’s ok.
  • Don’t worry, you’re forgiven.
  • Forget about it. I understand.
  • Don’t worry about it.
  • There’s no need. Don’t worry about it.
  • Don’t mention it.
  • Never mind. It’s forgotten already.
  • Don’t apologize.
  • That’s all right. Apology accepted!
  • You should be, but I forgive you.
  • Don’t worry. You’re forgiven!
  • You couldn’t help it.
  • Think nothing of it.
  • That’s quite all right.
  • That’s OK.
  • That’s all right.
  • That’s all right.
  • Please don’t let it happen again.
  • No worries.
  • No problem.
  • No need to apologize, it’s OK.
  • No harm done.
  • Never mind.
  • It’s not important.
  • It’s fine.
  • It’s all fine.
  • It doesn’t matter.
  • I understand.
  • I quite understand.
  • Forget about it.

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2 thoughts to “How To Make And Accept An Apology In English”

  1. Wow!, this was a real quality post. In theory I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article but what can I say I procrastinate a lot and never seem to get something done

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