Stuff happens. If we did something to harm or offend someone, apologizing is always in order. Sometimes saying I’m sorry is appropriate, but sometimes it just doesn’t do the job.
Just the other day I said “I’m sorry” and my husband said, “what are you sorry for?” I realized then that I must be saying I’m sorry way too much when it doesn’t even apply.
This was clearly a topic to be explored on the Web. Surprisingly, there were several articles dealing with this very subject. As usual, some were good and some were just so so. After reading many, I finally chose an article that I’ve linked for you below.
It gives examples of when saying you’re sorry is polite and correct as well as examples where a different word or phrase is much more appropriate.
Click on the article below and see what you think…