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Small Talk - Some Polite Phrases

Posted By Manjusha, Filed in English Speaking

Situation

Some polite phrases to use if you failed to turn up on a specified date or at a specified time

I am sorry, I couldn’t make it that day.
I am sorry, I got a little late.
I am sorry, I couldn’t make it in time.

Some polite phrases to use if you did something wrong or offended somebody

I am very sorry.
It was my mistake. Please excuse me.
I beg your pardon.
Sorry to have disturbed you.

Some polite phrases to use if you need a favour

May I have your attention please?
Will you please permit me to speak?
Will you please move a bit?
Will you mind my smoking?
Will you mind if I smoke?
Could you speak a bit louder?

 

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