I'm really sorry, but (sentence)

This is a way to introduce an apology. It's good for use with friends, but also with people you're not as close with. It's used to apologize for something that's you feel a little bit bad about, but not for really serious mistakes.

For a more serious situation, you would stretch out the apology longer. For example:

I have to talk to you about something. I made a really big mistake, and I'm so sorry. (Tell what you did.) Please forgive me.

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