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owe an apology

This page is about the collocation owe an apology

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

If you think you owe somebody an apology, you think you should say sorry to them.

For example

  • We owe these people an apology for what we did to them. It was wrong.

  • My son was arrested for no reason, so we think the police owe him an apology.

Quick Quiz

If you owe someone an apology, you should

a. ask them to say sorry

b. tell them you're sorry

c. say you feel sorry for them

Contributor: Matt Errey