How to Accept An Apology in English

How to Accept An Apology in English! There are many ways to make accept an apology in English. To apologize is to tell someone that “I am sorry” for having done something that has caused him inconvenience or unhappiness.


  • I must apologize to Isabel for my late arrival.
  • I’d like to apologize for my troublemaking.
  • Trains may be subject to delay on the northern line. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Here are some expressions you can use to make and respond to apologies.

How to Make an Apology

  • I am sorry
  • I do apologize for…
  • I must apologize for…
  • I apologize for…
  • I’d like to apologize for…
  • I am so sorry for…
  • I shouldn’t have…
  • It’s all my fault.
  • I’m ashamed of…
  • Please, forgive me for…
  • Excuse me for …
  • I’m terribly sorry for…
  • Pardon me for this…
  • Please, forgive me for my…
  • Please, accept my apologies for…

How to Accept an Apology

  • That’s all right.
  • Never mind.
  • Don’t apologize.
  • It doesn’t matter.
  • Don’t worry about it.
  • Don’t mention it.
  • That’s OK.
  • I quite understand.
  • You couldn’t help it.
  • Forget about it.
  • Don’t worry about it.
  • No harm was done.

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