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    #1

    Sorry to be late

    - Sorry to be late. The bus didn't leave on time.
    - Sorry I'm late. The bus didn't leave on time.

    Which seems more natural to native English speakers' eyes?


    Kitty

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    Re: Sorry to be late

    Quote Originally Posted by hellokitty
    - Sorry to be late. The bus didn't leave on time.
    - Sorry I'm late. The bus didn't leave on time.
    Which seems more natural to native English speakers' eyes?
    Kitty
    I use both, but the second much more. The first would probably be considered more formal.

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    Re: Sorry to be late

    Thank you DavyBCN for answering my question!

    Kitty

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    Talking Re: Sorry to be late

    but in MY opinion, the first one is better

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