1. abhishek mishra on April 20, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    what is difference between pardon, sorry, and excuse

    • breeleelee on April 24, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Hello, abhishek mishra. Here are common uses for ‘pardon’, ‘sorry’, and ‘excuse’.

      > Pardon: ‘Pardon’ can mean the same as ‘sorry’. For example, if you accidentally bump your basket into someone at the store, you can say: “Pardon me” – it means you are asking for their forgiveness. It would mean the same thing as saying: “I am sorry.”
      > Sorry: ‘Sorry’ is the word you use when you feel bad or sad about something. Let’s say Jennifer stepped on my toe, the first thing she might tell me is: “I’m sorry!” Another example could be if your friend’s pet passed away, you might tell your friend: “I am sorry for your loss.”
      > Excuse: The phrase “Excuse me” can be used if you want to politely get someone’s attention. Or, if someone bumps into you, they might say: “Excuse me.” (Similar to saying: “I’m sorry.”)

      There are so many ways to use these three words in different ways. I hope the little bit of information I gave you helps. 🙂

      • Jennifer on April 24, 2014 at 8:29 pm

        Bree, you ROCK! Thanks for doing exactly what I dream this site will do… connect learners and speakers. As a writer, an excellent one I might add, this sharing of your knowledge means a lot. Abhishek Mishra~~ I hope this helps you!

  2. abhishek mishra on April 20, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    nice.. thanx to share it

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