“Oh, I'm so sorry. Thank you for reminding me.”

You usually pay your babysitter at the beginning of each month, but this month you forgot. She told you that you haven't paid yet. You say this about your mistake.

Oh, I'm so sorry. Thank you for reminding me.

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I'm so sorry.

There are a lot of different ways to apologize to someone. "I'm so sorry" is used in a few situations:

  • When you want to apologize to someone you're not close friends with, for a mistake you made that was pretty bad but not horrible.
  • When you want to apologize to a close fried for something really bad that you did.
  • When you want to show your sympathy for something horrible that happened to a person you know, even if it wasn't your fault. For example, you say this when a member of someone's family dies.

You usually use "I'm so sorry" when you're talking to people you don't know very well. With people who are close friends or family, you say "I'm so sorry" only for really bad situations.

Thank you for reminding me.

When people tell you about something important that you had forgotten, you say "Thank you for reminding me."

In a more casual situation, you can also say:

Thanks for reminding me.


This is a sound that people make when they've learned something that surprises them, or something that they didn't know before.

Oh, you're not coming? I thought you were.

A: Excuse me, miss. We're closing in five minutes.

B: Oh, OK.

Oh, I guess we're both going the same way, huh?