I don't find much difference between 1a and 1b.
1) Pardon the noise while we are renovating the store.
Does 'while we are renovating the store' postmodify 'noise'?
Does '1 correspond to:
1a) While we are renovating the store, pardon the noise.
1b) Pardon the noise that exists while we are renovating the store.
I would use 1b, though, because it gets the apology in first.
Do they really sound natural? I don't frequently come across the word "pardon" except for the phrase "beg you pardon".
Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.
Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
I would naturally use:
"Would you please pardon the noise while we are renovating the store."
Or end with "renovate the store." but without the "are".
Last edited by Eckaslike; 23-Sep-2015 at 17:31.
(BrE first language speaker.)
There is nothing wrong with "pardon" in this context although, in BrE, "Please excuse the noise ..." would be more common.
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