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    Question past participle

    what is the difference between

    1. i am sorry to disturb
    2. i am sorry to have disturbed

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    Re: past participle

    Quote Originally Posted by ramaraj View Post
    what is the difference between

    1. i am sorry to disturb
    2. i am sorry to have disturbed

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) Maybe ( I do not say that I am right):


    Tom: Ms. Smith, may I enter your office?

    Ms. Smith: Yes.

    Tom: I am sorry to disturb you [now], ma'am, but I have some important

    business matters.

    Ms. Smith: Do sit down.

    (Ms. Smith and Tom talk for 30 minutes.)

    Tom (gets up from his chair): Ms. Smith, I am sorry to have disturbed

    you [ 30 minutes ago], but this matter was very important.

    Ms. Smith: You did not disturb me [30 minutes ago]. My door is always open

    to employees who want to discuss business matters. Have a nice day.

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