Re: sorry, pardon, I apologise
Originally Posted by Tdol
I'd have to disagree with a few comments. From what I've witnessed, 'Sorry' is used more frequently. Usually followed by 'Could you please repeat that' or a similar variation such as 'what did you say'.
I'd honestly consider either 'pardon' or 'sorry'. I also believe it's largely dependent on the type of demographic. IE, from what I've heard, younger people are more likely to say 'sorry' than 'pardon'.
I also agree with 'Shall'. Its occurrence is growing less frequent.
I'm not a teacher yet, but I am studying a Bachelor of Education with an English Literature major at Charles Sturt University, in NSW, Australia.