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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  15/JUL/2007 12:48 AM
Assunto:  sorry for that/sorry about that
 
Mensagem: 

You really got the bug! uh?

Congratulations on your effort.

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The English grammar and usage by Martins Fontes (issued by Chambers/Martins Fontes Press)   says:

 

SORRY

 

Sorry is an adjective you say I´m sorry, or more briefly, sorry.

Sorry can be followed by the structures:

-a "that" clause without that

    Sorry I forgot to tell you.

    I am sorry, I am late.

 

- a "to" infinitive

       I am very sorry to disappoint you.

       Sorry not to replied earlier.

- an "if " clause

       Sorry, if I sounded rude.

 

- the prepositions "for" or "about" + noun phrase or an -ing form.

       I am sorry for being so disorganized.

       I am awfully sorry about the terrible mess.

       Sorry about getting so angry the other day.

 

 

expressing regret:

 You can use sorry to express regret about things you are not responsible for:

       I was so sorry to hear about your grandmother death.

       Sorry you didn´t get the job.

       I´m sorry to tell y that your application has been unsuccessful.

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I hope this helps, cause helped me a lot. The doubt was mine too.

 

 


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sorry for that/sorry about that  –  erica  14/JUL/2007, 11:54 PM
 sorry for that/sorry about that  –  PPAULO  15/JUL/2007, 12:48 AM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  Dale/CR  15/JUL/2007, 2:25 AM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  PPAULO  15/JUL/2007, 12:21 PM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  érica  15/JUL/2007, 12:32 PM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  érica  15/JUL/2007, 12:23 PM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  Dale/CR  15/JUL/2007, 1:45 PM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  Márcio Farias  15/JUL/2007, 2:05 PM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  Dale/CR  15/JUL/2007, 3:16 PM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  Márcio Farias  15/JUL/2007, 5:10 PM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  érica  15/JUL/2007, 2:49 PM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  Dale/CR  15/JUL/2007, 3:19 PM
sorry for that/sorry about that  –  Érica  15/JUL/2007, 3:31 PM
sorry  –  PPAULO  15/JUL/2007, 10:47 PM
sorry  –  PPAULO  15/JUL/2007, 10:53 PM
aindo sobre sorry  –  érica  16/JUL/2007, 11:41 AM
ainda sobre sorry  –  PPAULO  16/JUL/2007, 6:56 PM

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