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    I am sorry to have received such an unfavourable reply

    Hello again!

    Does "I am sorry to have received such an unfavourable reply" mean "I am sorry (that) I have received such an unfavourable reply.

    I think so but I prefer to check with you. Please put me right on that, if necessary.

    Thank you.

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    Re: I am sorry to have received such an unfavourable reply

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello again!

    Does "I am sorry to have received such an unfavourable reply" mean "I am sorry (that) I have received such an unfavourable reply.

    I think so but I prefer to check with you. Please put me right on that, if necessary.

    Thank you.
    Yes, they mean the same thing.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 18-Feb-2014 at 22:56. Reason: Typo

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    Re: I am sorry to have received such an unfavourable reply

    But in the sense of "I regret this" rather than "I apologize for this."

    The person received the reply, they didn't send it.
    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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    Re: I am sorry to have received such an unfavourable reply

    Why such an unfavourable reply and not just an unfavourable reply?

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    Re: I am sorry to have received such an unfavourable reply

    Perhaps he added "AND the horse you rode in on" making it a more unfavorable reply.
    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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