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  1. Member
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    #1

    Oops, Iím sorry.

    Which sentence(s) would be natural for a native English speaker in the following situations?


    Situation 5) You are an officer manager and are interviewing to fill a position that is open. You are interviewing someone now. You walk over to the filing cabinet to get the applicantís form when you accidentally step on a small shopping bag belonging to the applicant. You hear a distinct crunching
    a) Oops, Iím sorry.
    b) Oh, Iím so sorry! I didnít see your bag- I hope nothingís broken
    c) Oh, Iím sorry. Iím afraid something in this bag broke.
    Last edited by tulipflower; 27-Apr-2017 at 21:01.

  2. Tarheel's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: Oops, Iím sorry.

    It seems that b is most likely, although if somebody had a bag with them they would most likely set it down right next to their chair.

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    #3

    Re: Oops, Iím sorry.

    I agree that b is most likely but it needs a closing punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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