Sorry to, Sorry for

 

 





Some students of English as a Second Language make mistakes in the preposition that they use after the word sorry.

Let’s discuss it in the simplest way possible.

Sorry to is followed by a VERB.

Example:

I am sorry to bother you, but could you please help me with my homework?

 

Sorry for is followed by a NOUN.

Example:

I feel sorry for Jake. His pet goldfish died and now, he’s really devastated.

 

Sorry for is followed by a GERUND. A Gerund is a verb that ends in -ing, but it functions as a noun.

Example:

I’m sorry for bothering you, but could you please help me with my homework?

 

JAPANESE TRANSLATION by: Google Translate 

第二言語としての英語の生徒の中には、「ごめんなさい」という単語の後に使用する前置詞を間違える人もいます。

可能な限り簡単な方法でそれについて話し合いましょう。

申し訳ありませんが、動詞が続きます。

例:

I am sorry to bother you, but could you please help me with my homework?

申し訳ありませんが、名詞が続きます。

例:

I feel sorry for Jake. His pet goldfish died and now, he’s really devastated.

 申し訳ありませんが、動名詞が続きます。動名詞は-ingで終わる動詞ですが、名詞として機能します。

例:

I’m sorry for bothering you, but could you please help me with my homework?

 

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