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    Sorry to

    Hi guys,

    Am I correct. We say "Sorry to give you wrong information" or "Sorry to say this" or "Sorry to not give you money when you needed it"?

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    Re: Sorry to

    [Not a teacher]

    Sorry to + Infinitive / Sorry for + Gerund can be used for the same purpose, with a nuance of usage in some contexts

    For instance:

    "Sorry to inform you that ..." could be used before - in this case - providing the information to you.

    "Sorry for informing you that..." coud be used after the action expressed by the verb has been already completed.

    In some contexts both would be natural, but the second option is the correct form if you want to apologise or explain yourself afterwards.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    Re: Sorry to

    But we say "Sorry to put you on hold", after the incident has happened. why?

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