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    GeneD is offline Senior Member
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    I'm sorry for/about the mess.

    I'm sorry for the mess.
    I'm sorry about the mess.


    Which of the two prepositions is more appropriate? And is there any difference in meaning between the two sentences?
    If it's not too much trouble to you, could you please correct any errors I might have made in this post?

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    Re: I'm sorry for/about the mess.

    They both work.
    Maybe "I'm sorry for the mess" has a suggestion of "I'm sorry for making the mess". If you didn't make the mess, but invited someone into it, you might use "about". But that's a subtle distinction.

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    Re: I'm sorry for/about the mess.

    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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