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I hasten to add

FORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase I hasten to add

Meaning

You can say this when adding a comment, esp. after accidently insulting someone.

For example

  • "People here are so loud and rude. Except for you, I hasten to add."

  • "This whole country's corrupt. But the king, I hasten to add, knows nothing of that."

Quick Quiz

He said, "Except for everyone here, I hasten to add," after saying,

a. "Everyone's unfriendly."

b. "Everyone's really nice."

c. "Everyone's so generous."

Contributor: Matt Errey