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    My apology for inconvenience

    My apology for inconvenience caused due to unintentional action.

    Is the above sentence Ok in the following context:

    I have not responded to emails as I was busy in some other tasks. I got an email saying that you didn't respond and we are in very tough deadlines. In this situation can I respond as above or is there any other better way to write?
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    #2

    Re: My apology for inconvenience

    Your sentence really doesn't say anything. The first sentence in your explanation gives more information.

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    #3

    Re: My apology for inconvenience

    The original lacks a finite verb, so is not a sentence.

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    Re: My apology for inconvenience

    Can you break this down and help me understand because I heard the same sentence "my apologies for the inconvenience caused by xxx" .I always thought cause was the verb in the sentence.

    I can not understand "To be in a tough deadline" in this context.
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    Re: My apology for inconvenience

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u View Post
    Can you break this down and help me understand because I heard the same sentence "my apologies for the inconvenience caused by xxx" .I always thought cause was the verb in the sentence.
    [I would like to offer] my apologies for the/any inconvenience [which/that was] caused by xxx.


    I hope it helps.

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    #6

    Re: My apology for inconvenience

    But don't say "by my unintentional act."

    Just say "I'm sorry for the delay in my response." And then move on to the thing they need from you.
    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: My apology for inconvenience

    Quote Originally Posted by gurpreetgill4u View Post
    "my apologies for the inconvenience caused by xxx" .I always thought cause was the verb in the sentence.
    I think 'caused' is adjectival here, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: My apology for inconvenience

    I agree, Matthew.

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