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    #1

    What does the underlined sentence mean?

    A: (To B) I apologize, sir, for my brother's rude behaviour.

    B: Apology accepted.

    A: (To C) May I extend the same sentiment to you?

    C: Sure, he didn't do anything to me!

    Does it mean that A is apologizing from C too? Is this expression commonly used in colloquial language? Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: What does the underlined sentence mean?

    I would rather say 'extend an apology' instead of a sentiment, sounds better. It means that you address (or offer) an apology to someone (as A does to C). And it sounds like courtesy, or formal, not colloquial.
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    #3

    Re: What does the underlined sentence mean?

    Thanks bianca! But I still wonder if this expression is used commonly by the native speakers of English.


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    Re: What does the underlined sentence mean?

    As Bianca said, it is not that common in spoken English. As for me it is a bit archaic, but it sound very nice, curteous. By using it, you can show that you are polite, nice...

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    Re: What does the underlined sentence mean?

    thanks Jason, you're a nice guy!

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