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    Question pardon!

    hi
    maybe u say waht a ridiculous but i really want to know:
    PARDON is a formal word or informal. and what`s the diffrence between pardon and i beg your pardon.
    tnx

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    "I beg your pardon" or "Pardon me" - these phrases are formal.

    "Pardon?" on its own is commonly used and is informal.

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    Pardon me, Anglika.

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    What a great question! Only answers are rediculous. Here is mine. I hope you like it.

    PARDON can be both formal and informal, depending on how it is used.

    "Pardon?" is a formal response if we did not hear what another person said and we wish them to repeat it. A less formal way to say it is, "What did you say?" or "What?"

    "I beg your pardon?" has the same meaning but is a more formal way to say, "Pardon?"

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    tanx for your answers my dear friends

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    HI i think that pardon is more used than i beg your pardon. Between friends you can only use the formal one <PARDON>.bUT if you are talking to foreigner you can express you apology by using the second one.<i beg your pardon>

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    I'd use: "What did you say?" between friends.

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