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Writing Prompt ~ Apologizing

Writing Prompt: The best way to apologize is face to face. Calling someone to apologize is the next best thing. Sometimes you have to apologize in writing. A written apology may be a follow up to a conversation that you have already had, or it may be the first time you apologize. Written apologies may come in the form of email, text message, or even a letter or card. Learn a few different ways to say sorry in English. Then write an apology letter to someone.


Dear Aunt Laura,
I’m afraid I owe you an apology. We have been out of touch for a few years, and it is entirely my fault. When I had the twins a few years ago, life got really busy. I lost touch with many of my friends and relatives. I know you tried to contact me to visit the babies, and I didn’t return your calls. This was inexcusable. I was busy, but I could have found a moment to pick up the phone and arrange a visit. Now that the twins are in school, I have had some time to think. I really regret that I didn’t invite you to visit us. I apologize wholeheartedly, and I hope you can find a way to forgive me.

Please excuse my thoughtlessness, and get in touch if you want to come up for a weekend in the fall. You could come for Thanksgiving. Our phone number is the same.

Your niece,

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