He is sorry for not attending

Untaught88

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Hi,


Is "He's sorry for not attending to me" correct?
 

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What are you trying to say? What didn't he do?
 

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Attend to = to help or deal with sb/sth
 

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Is there some reason you don't want to say "He's sorry for not helping me".
 

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Is "He couldn't attend to me" unnatural?
 

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It's natural as long as your listener knows what you're referring to with "attend to me". Your new sentence has, of course, lost the fact that he was sorry for not doing it or for not being able to do it.
 
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