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marie001
Tunisia

I am in a worry
 





APOLOGY   _    REGRET
what is the difference between    apology    and regret ;  Iam a bit mixed between both functions

27 Apr 2012      



donapeter
Romania

a·pol·o·gy/əˈpäləjē/

Noun:
  1. A regretful acknowledgment of an offense or failure: "my apologies for the delay".
  2. A formal, public statement of regret, such as one issued by a newspaper, government, or other organization.

re·gret/riˈgret/

Verb:
Feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, esp. a loss or missed opportunity).
Noun:
A feeling of sadness, repentance, or disappointment over something that has happened or been done.

Just check the dictionary when you feel confused. 

27 Apr 2012     



Apodo
Australia

You regret doing something. You feel bad that you did it.
 
You apologise to someone. You say ´I am sorry".
 
 
 
 

28 Apr 2012     



noursen
Tunisia

Hi !

i think we apologize for something done or to be done in the future:

"i ´m so sorry that i missed your birthday party"

"i ´m very sorry, i ´m busy i can ´t be present in your party ,next Monday"


But ,regret is sadness that you feel about something you wish it had not happened or that 


you hadn ´t done it


28 Apr 2012     



MoodyMoody
United States

The two words have a slightly different connotation for me as a speaker of American English. An apology takes personal responsibility for the results of your actions. "I am sorry I forgot to pick up your clothes from the dry cleaner. It is my fault."

Expressing regret means that you express sadness as the result of an action, but you don ´t necessarily take personal responsibility for it. "I regret I can ´t allow you to come in; you aren ´t wearing a jacket and tie." It ´s isn ´t MY fault; it ´s the restaurant policy.
 
But this is solely my own reading and I don ´t claim that this is official in any way.

28 Apr 2012