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    (I am) awfully (sorry)

    Hi,

    In House of Cards, an American TV drama, a dog was killed by a car. And the driver run away.

    The owner of the dog and his friend Frank saw the dead dog. Frank said, "I am awfully sorry".


    I think "awfully" stresses the unpleasant feeling, comparing "very" if Frank said, "I am very sorry". Am I right?

    Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: (I am) awfully (sorry)

    Yes or "extremely sorry".

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    Re: (I am) awfully (sorry)

    I mean "awfully" sounds stronger than "very". Am I correct?

    Thank you!

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    Re: (I am) awfully (sorry)

    A bit. It is difficult to grade these things.

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