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Sorry for the inconvenience I am giving you.

Is the part in bold incorrect?

Thanks in advance
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No, it's awkward. I'd say:

Sorry for inconveniencing you.

or simply:

Sorry for the inconvenience.


http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Abbc.co.uk+%22sorry+for+the+inconvenience+*%22+&am...
Hi Marius

No, it's awkward. I'd say. But is the sentence grammatically correct? Thanks in advance.
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I think the problem here is whether we can "give" incovenience or not. I really don't know, but if you take a look at the net it seems it's not a good collocation (give+inconvenience).
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AS Kooyeen says, the problem is with 'give'. I suppose it is a grammatical sentence but give and inconvenience does not work, so the whole sentence just looks 'wrong'.

Change 'giving' to 'causing' and it is ok.
Thanks, Nona. I agree with your suggestion.
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In [inconvenience + giving], there may be an echo of phrases such as "Sorry for giving you so much trouble".

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In [inconvenience + giving], there may be an echo of phrases such as "Sorry for giving you so much trouble".

MrP

So, is "Sorry for giving you so much inconvenience" correct? If it is, then "Sorry for the inconvenience I am giving you" seems to be logical.
Again, it's not incorrect... but it's so ODD. Sorry for causing you so much inconvenience or sorry for the inconvenience I am causing you.
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