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  1. Anonymous
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    can't tell the difference

    "excuse me", "i'm sorry" and "pardon me", what are the difference?

  2. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Excuse me- usually used to attract someone's attention tospeak or to ask them to let you pass.

    I'm sorry- used to apologise.

    Pardon- used to ask someone to repeat what they have said
    Pardon me- used if you have burped or hiccupped, etc.

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    Re: can't tell the difference

    Quote Originally Posted by homegirl
    "excuse me", "i'm sorry" and "pardon me", what are the difference?
    IN American Engish, "excuse me" and "pardon me" are mostly interchangeable. :wink:

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