Everybody makes mistakes sometimes. When it happens we need a phrase to tell the other person how really sorry we are and stop them getting really angry. Here are some phrases:

  1. Sorry.
  2. I’m (so / very / terribly) sorry.
  3. Ever so sorry.
  4. How stupid / careless / thoughtless of me.
  5. Pardon (me)
  6. That’s my fault.
  7. Sorry. It was all my fault.
  8. Please excuse my (ignorance)
  9. Please don’t be mad at me.
  10. Please accept our (sincerest) apologies.

However, we should also learn to accept apologies. Here are some phrases:

  1. That’s all right.
  2. Never mind.
  3. Don’t apologize.
  4. It doesn’t matter.
  5. Don’t worry about it.
  6. Don’t mention it.
  7. That’s OK.
  8. I quite understand.
  9. You couldn’t help it.
  10. Forget about it.
  11. Don’t worry about it.
  12. No harm done.