Below are basic phrases that people use every day. They are useful phrases that’ll also help your knowledge of English to grow.
1. I really appreciate…
You can use this phrase to thank someone. For example, you might say:
I really appreciate your help.
– Or you can combine the two phrases :Thanks so much with I really appreciate.
For example : Thanks so much for cooking dinner. I really appreciate it.
2. Excuse me.
When you need to get through but there’s someone blocking your way, say “Excuse me.”
You can also say this phrase to politely get someone’s attention. For example:
Excuse me sir, you dropped your wallet.
Excuse me, do you know what time is it?
3. I’m sorry.
Use this phrase to apologize, whether for something big or small. Use “for” to give more detail. For example:
I’m sorry for being so late.
I’m sorry for the mess. I wasn’t expecting anyone today.
You can use “really” to show you’re very sorry for something:
I’m really sorry I didn’t invite you to the party.
4. What do you think?
When you want to hear someone’s opinion on a topic, use this question.
For example : I’m not sure if we should paint the room yellow or blue. What do you think?
5.(Oh) never mind.
Let’s say someone doesn’t understand an idea you’re trying to explain. If you’ve explained it over and over and want to stop, just say “oh, never mind.” You can now talk about something else.
For eexample :
A: Are you going to the grocery store today?
B: No, I’m not. But why—do you need something?
A: Oh, never mind. It’s okay, I’ll go tomorrow.
6. That sounds great.
If you like an idea, you can respond to #6 with this phrase. “Great” can be replaced with any synonym, such as “awesome,” “perfect,” “excellent” or “fantastic.”
For eexample :
A: My mom is baking cookies this afternoon. We could go to my house and eat some. How does that sound?
B: That sounds fantastic!