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Can someone explain the meaning of this sentence " Say a genuine I'm sorry and don't temperate with any but's this means none of this. 1.Please give me more examples 2. I don't know the meaning of "temperate" here. Thank you.
Jun 2, 2015 3:44 PM
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'Temperate' isn't a verb, so it makes no sense in this sentence. I wonder if it's mistranscription of 'temper' it? If you 'temper' something, you dilute it or tone it down. " Say a genuine 'I'm sorry' and don't temper it with any 'but's'. Or in other words, apologise sincerely. Don't say, for example, 'I'm sorry, but (it wasn't my fault). I don't understand the end of the sentence 'this means none of this.' There is something wrong here, too.
June 2, 2015
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese
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