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    Default Sorry for ... , but you know how it is.

    Hello.

    I'm Tatsuya Shimomatsu and I'm a voice actor. Sorry for doing this by phone, but you know how it is. I can't damage the image people have of my characters, so I don't show my face very often.

    Do you see any errors here? Are there any other expressions interchangeable with "you know how it is"?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Sorry for ... , but you know how it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    I'm Tatsuya Shimomatsu and I'm a voice actor. Sorry for doing this by phone, but you know how it is. I can't damage the image people have of my characters, so I don't show my face very often.

    Do you see any errors here? Are there any other expressions interchangeable with "you know how it is"?

    Thank you.
    It's absolutely fine as it is, I wouldn't change it.

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    Default Re: Sorry for ... , but you know how it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    I'm Tatsuya Shimomatsu and I'm a voice actor. Sorry for doing this by phone, but you know how it is. I can't damage the image people have of my characters, so I don't show my face very often.

    Do you see any errors here? Are there any other expressions interchangeable with "you know how it is"?

    Thank you.
    It's correct language. Not using "I'm" before "sorry" is something typical of spoken English. I wouldn't say there are any real "errors" to speak of unless the grammar police want to write Tatsuya a ticket for saying "sorry" instead of "I'm sorry". It's okay for spoken language and an informal email or informal note. I'd be cautious of writing this in other situations, however.

    I think "you know how it is" is the best phrase for this short spoken language text. I can't think of anything better, and I don't think it's necessary to do so.


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    Default Re: Sorry for ... , but you know how it is.

    I've been a voice actor for 25 years, and I've played all sorts of popular characters. I've done the hero of anime shows everyone knows about. I also do voice-overs for movies.

    Do you see any errors here?

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    Default Re: Sorry for ... , but you know how it is.

    It's definitely modern rhetoric rather than traditional English: if you can't damage your image, you don't have to worry about it, so you have no problem going out in public.

    I'd change it to "I don't want to spoil" rather than "I can't damage."

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