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  1. Banned
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    #1

    Arrow HE IS SORRY

    "He is sorry for what happened."

    In the above sentence, can "for" be dropped?

  2. Barb_D's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: HE IS SORRY

    No.
    You can say he is sorry FOR something.
    You can say he is sorry ABOUT something.

    You cannot say that he is sorry something.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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