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[Anglais] "Sorry to" ou "sorry for"
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SGmoi

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Posted on 29/03/2021 at 10:18:04

by SGmoi
Member
Salut,

J'ai toujours du mal à savoir si on dit "Sorry to + infinitif" ou "sorry for + participe présent". J'entends les deux et je ne sais jamais lequel utiliser.

Pouvez-vous m'éclairer là-dessus?
Merci.
TheLibrarian

**Moderator**
Posted on 01/04/2021 at 17:39:44

by TheLibrarian
**Moderator**
Hello!

Tu peux utiliser les deux si tu parles d'une action dans le présent.

Par exemple : "Je suis désolé d'être en retard" peut se traduire

I am sorry to be late

ou

I am sorry for being late



Cependant, si tu parles d'une action passée, tu peux encore utiliser la formulation "sorry for + participe présent". Mais si tu veux utiliser la formulation "sorry to", tu dois utiliser la forme passée du verbe.

Exemple: "Je suis désolé d'avoir été en retard la dernière fois" peut se traduire

I am sorry to have been late last time

ou

I am sorry for being late last time



J'espère que c'est clair. 😉
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SGmoi

Member
Posted on 03/04/2021 at 05:20:12

by SGmoi
Member
Effectivement, c'est plus clair maintenant. 😄
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