AEE 664: 4 Ways to Respond When Someone Apologizes in English

Do you know what to say to someone who apologizes in English?

What if the thing that the person did is not a big deal? How do you voice that to maintain the connection?

You’ll find out how to do it today.

When someone apologizes you can always say “it’s ok” but this can be repetitive and boring if you say it every time.

Here are some other ideas:

 

1) “no prob”: short for no problem

If someone steps on your foot they might say “oh my gosh! I’m so sorry!”

You could respond by saying “no prob.”

This might sound kind of young and informal so pay attention to the context that you’re in when you use it.

 

2) “It’s all good”

For example:

A:” oops, i forgot to correct your bill. sorry about that!”

B: “it’s all good.” or “we’re good.”

This response is especially good for emphasizing the connection.

 

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3) “No worries”

A: “Oh sorry, I think you were in front of me in line.”

B: “No worries.”

 

4) “It’s alright”

This one might make you sound like you are a little bit annoyed.

Be careful with your tone of voice here.

It is more serious and formal than the other responses above.

 

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