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offer condolences

This page is about the collocation offer condolences

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to convey sympathy to the family or friends of someone who's died

For example

  • We offer our condolences to you and your family on your tragic loss.

  • Everyone at work offered their condolences after my father died.

Note:
This collocation is only used in formal written and spoken English soon after a person has died. A related collocation is "offer sympathy" or "offer sympathies".

Quick Quiz

I offered him my condolences after

a. he got sick

b. he lost his business

c. his mother passed away

Contributor: Matt Errey