This page is about the conversational phrase I'm afraid
You can use this when saying something that might disappoint, upset or sadden someone.
- "We'd like a room for the night, please."
"We're fully booked, I'm afraid."
- "I'm afraid I've got some bad news. Your sister's been in an accident."
Also "I'm afraid that", but this can only be used at the start of a clause or sentence, as in "I'm afraid that I've got some bad news." You cannot say "We're fully booked, I'm afraid that."
My doctor said, "I'm afraid it's serious." He was telling me
Contributor: Matt Errey