I'm afraid soFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase I'm afraid so
You can say this instead of "yes" if your answer could upset or disappointed someone.
- "Did I fail my exam?"
"I'm afraid so. Sorry."
- "Did Frank forget his mum's birthday again?"
"I'm afraid so. He didn't even call her."
"Is it bad news?" said Tim. "I'm afraid so," said Ann. The news
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