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    #1

    Oh, Im so sorry! I didnt see your bag.


    Excuse me which option is the most natural? I'm thinking of (b) but as in the situation it has been mentioned that you hear a crunching sound I wonder if it can be the most natural option.

    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 applicant’s form when you accidentally step on a small shopping bag belonging to the applicant. You hear a distinct crunching

    a) Oops, I’m sorry.
    b) Oh, I’m so sorry! I didn’t see your bag- I hope nothing’s broken
    c) Oh, I’m sorry. I’m afraid something in this bag broke.
    d) Oh. I should have been more careful.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-May-2017 at 20:06. Reason: Labelled the fourth option with d.

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    #2

    Re: Oh, Im so sorry! I didnt see your bag.

    Just say "I'm sorry. Was there something in there?"

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    #3

    Re: Oh, Im so sorry! I didnt see your bag.

    Of your four, I'd go with b.

    If I were going for a job interview, I wouldn't take a shopping bag with me!
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