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  1. wotcha's Avatar
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    #1

    Please excuse my being so late.

    "Please excuse my being so late."


    Does this sentence make sense and is it grammatical?

  2. probus's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: Please excuse my being so late.

    In my opinion it is perfect. It is exactly what I would say on arriving late at a meeting.

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    #3

    Re: Please excuse my being so late.

    What difference do you see between the title sentence and "I'm sorry for being so late."?

    I guess the title sentence is a bit more formal.

    Thanks in advance.

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