ANNiE asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

"I beg you pardon"

Is "I beg you pardon" a formal expression????

Can I say that when I am on the phone with clients or colleages????

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    It's actually "I beg your pardon". It is a really formal term from old England. You will hear this from the English a lot. You won't hear a lot of "I beg your pardon" from the Americans. Don't ask me why.

    I always engage ESL folks use the polite term, so people will treat you differently and take you more seriously (if that's what you want).


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I beg your pardon 是個很正式的用法除此之外還可以說

    pardon me,

    execuse me,

    甚至很少人用過的但外國人常用的 I am sorry.

    Of course you can say that durning phone conversation. No problem.

    Try one the above ways next time.

    Source(s): myself
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can use one of the following,"I beg your pardon?""I am sorry?""Excuse me?""Say that again?" ....This expression is not really a formal one

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, it should be : "I beg your pardon", not: I beg "you" pardon.

    It is formal, and usually when you want people to repeat what they just said, you can say that, just like saying "Excuse me!", so people will repeat what they just said again.

    Source(s): Myself
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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it is, but the correct spelling would be

    "I beg your pardon"

    pardon -> 原諒,饒恕

    It's quite a polite expression, so feel free to use it while talking to your clients or colleagues! ^^

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