minhthi1810
Could anyone help me to answer this question, please? If someone apologize, and you reply "I'm afraid that I can't accept your apology...need more than just words to feel better." I'm going to have a presentation about apology response strategies, there is an apology response strategies Rejection, and Non-apology "Sorry" is a sub-strategy under rejection for example "Sorry, I can’t forgive you" I want to ask you can "Sorry, I can’t forgive you" be ranked as Non-apology "Sorry" sub-strategy. Thank you very much. Your answer will help me a lot.
Mar 17, 2014 8:38 AM
Answers · 3
"I'm sorry I can't accept your apology, I need more than just words to feel better about this." I'm not sure if that's what you wanted, but it's a grammatically correct sentence I could imagine someone using in a real situation.
March 21, 2014
Thank you very much, Dan!!! :-)
March 17, 2014
That's some pretty in depth language that you are learning. I am not sure that I understand it from an academic stand point but, from a native speaker's prespective, "Sorry, I can't forgive you" is an outright rejection of someone's apology. Good luck with your work!
March 17, 2014
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!
minhthi1810
Language Skills
English, Polish, Vietnamese
Learning Language
English, Polish