“Mistakes are always forgivable if one has courage to admit them.”
If you often commit mistakes in day to day life, you’re not alone. But you should have spirit to admit and try not to repeat them.
There are many situations where you need to apologize for your mistake. Andjust conveying “sorry” doesn’t work there.
Here are few alternatives to apologize in different circumstances. These will gear up your impression and personality in the eyes of others.
1. I owe you an apology
It’s a formal way of apologizing. It can be used in business deals, to your office colleagues or boss, in schools, colleges or in any formal institution.
Example- I owe you an apology as I am not able to complete my work on time.
2. I sincerely apologize.
We can use it to admit our mistake in a decent manner.
Example- I sincerely apologize for my mistake.
3. That was wrong of me.
It is used in informal situations. It can be used while conversing with your peers, family members or any one you know casually.
Example – I should not argue with you, that was very wrong of me.
4. I beg your pardon
It can be used in both formal and informal situations, when you have done a short and silly mistake.
Example– I beg your pardon, I forgot to bring your watch. I will definitely return it tomorrow.
5. I hope you can forgive me
It can be conveyed when you are asking for forgiveness from someone.
Example – I hope you can forgive me after the last night argument.
6. Sorry about that
It is used in informal circumstances.
Example- I shouldn’t have asked you about your father’s demise, I am sorry about that.
7. I deeply regret
It is used when you are extremely regretful to somebody. It is appropriate when you have committed a fatal mistake. And now your regretting about it.
Example- I deeply regret to cheat you.
8. My bad
It is an informal way of admitting your mistake. It is generally used in short mistakes.
Ex- “oops! I forgot to clean my room, my bad. I’ll do it right now.”
9. I didn’t mean to…
It is used when some situation is misunderstood, you didn’t intend to do so.
Example- Sorry I didn’t mean to hurt you…
10. My apologies
It is used as a formal way of apologizing your mistake.
Example– I was unable to accomplish my task on time, my apologies for that.