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Dear Mr. & Mrs. Driffield,

I am regretting my behavior of a couple of days ago. I have ruiend your daughters night. For that I am truly sorry. Of course I am not trying to justify my behavior, but that night I drank way too much beer, whereas I normally don’t drink at all. The impact of the alcohol was such that I only remember a few things of that night, but my classmates told me that my behavior was disgraceful and that there was no way to talk to me.

I have also heard that I had broken two grammophon records, to which Dorothy was really been attached to. Naturally I will compensate for the whole damage. That is at least the last thing that I can do for you.

At first I wanted to offer my apologies in an personal way, but I was afraid that you would not want to receive me into your house, something that I understand very well.

I hope you will accept my apologies and that you would give my the chance to left that bad impression of me behind.

With pleasant greetings,
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Dear Mr. & Mrs. Driffield,

I deeply regret my behavior a couple of days ago. I ruined your daughter's night. For that I am truly sorry. Of course I am not trying to justify my behavior, but that night I drank way too much beer, whereas I normally don’t drink at all. The impact of the alcohol was such that I only remember a few things of that night, but my classmates told me that my behavior was disgraceful and that there was no way to talk to me.

I have also heard that I broke two (gramophone - do you really mean gramophone here? Gramophone records are antiques, made to be played on gramophone players, it is not the correct word for modern records. If you mean the antique collector items then gramophone is ok, otherwise just say 'records'). records, to which Dorothy was really attached. Naturally I will compensate for the whole damage. That is the least I can do for you.

At first I wanted to offer my apologies in an personal way, but I was afraid that you would not want to receive me into your house, something that I understand very well.

I hope you will accept my apologies and that you will give me the chance to leave the bad impression I made behind.

With sincere best wishes,
AnonymousIs this good english? If not, please edit it:

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Driffield,

I am regretting my behavior of a couple of days ago. I have ruiend your daughters night. For that I am truly sorry. Of course I am not trying to justify my behavior, but that night I drank way too much beer, whereas I normally don’t drink at all. The impact of the alcohol was such that I only remember a few things of that night, but my classmates told me that my behavior was disgraceful and that there was no way to talk to me.

I have also heard that I had broken two grammophon records, to which Dorothy was really been attached to. Naturally I will compensate for the whole damage. That is at least the last thing that I can do for you.

At first I wanted to offer my apologies in an personal way, but I was afraid that you would not want to receive me into your house, something that I understand very well.

I hope you will accept my apologies and that you would give my the chance to left that bad impression of me behind.

With pleasant greetings,

Hi Anon,

This is my version for your consdieration...

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Driffield,

I am writing to you hoping that you will accept my sincere apology. I deeply regret for my behavior a couple of days ago which had ruined your daughters evening, and everyone else's. For that I am truly sorry. Of course I am not trying to justify my behavior, but that night I had a little to much to drink, which I don’t normally do at all. The intoxication of alcohol had completely knocked out my senses and there was very little I could remember. Only the next day that I learned from my classmates about my disgraceful behaviors.

I have also learned that I had broken two grammophon (not sure what it is) records, which meant a lot to Dorothy. Naturally I will pay for everything that was damaged as the result of by behavior. I feel that is the least that I can do.

Lastly, I truly want to offer my sincere apologies, but I am afraid that you would not want to receive me into your house, something that I understand very well.

I hope you will accept my apologies and give me a second chance to make a new impression.

Sincerely,

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Hi Goodman,

I have a few questions below. If you could respond to that I'd appreciate it.

I am writing to you hoping that you will accept my sincere apology. I deeply regret for (do we need a preposition here?) my behavior a couple of days ago which had ruined your daughters evening, and everyone else's. For that I am truly sorry. Of course I am not trying to justify my behavior, but that night I had a little too much to drink, which I don’t normally do at all. The intoxication of alcohol ( 'from alcohol' instead?) had completely knocked out my senses and there was very little I could remember. Only the next day that I learned from my classmates about my disgraceful behaviors.

I have also learned that I had broken two grammophon (not sure what it is) records, which meant a lot to Dorothy. Naturally I will pay for everything that was damaged as the result of by behavior. I feel that is the least that I can do.

Lastly, I truly want to offer my sincere apologies, but I am afraid that you would not want to receive me into your house, (is it very common expression to say like that?) that I understand very well.

I hope you will accept my apologies and give me a second chance to make a new impression.

Sincerely,
Vivaldi Hi Goodman,

I have a few questions below. If you could respond to that I'd appreciate it.


I am writing to you hoping that you will accept my sincere apology. I deeply regret for (do we need a preposition here?) my behavior a couple of days ago which had ruined your daughters evening, and everyone else's. For that I am truly sorry. Of course I am not trying to justify my behavior, but that night I had a little too much to drink, which I don’t normally do at all. The intoxication of alcohol ( 'from alcohol' instead?) had completely knocked out my senses and there was very little I could remember. Only the next day that I learned from my classmates about my disgraceful behaviors.

I have also learned that I had broken two grammophon (not sure what it is) records, which meant a lot to Dorothy. Naturally I will pay for everything that was damaged as the result of by behavior. I feel that is the least that I can do.

Lastly, I truly want to offer my sincere apologies, but I am afraid that you would not want to receive me into your house, (is it very common expression to say like that?) that I understand very well.

I hope you will accept my apologies and give me a second chance to make a new impression.




I AM MOST CONFORTABLE WITH “FOR”, AS I had quoted from the news ….

NBC Expresses Regret for Emmys Skit That Included Mock Plane Crash Same Day

CBC News: Israeli PM expresses regret for Canadian's death in bombing

On last night's The National on , host Diana Swain offered the state-run broadcaster's "regret" for the biased editing/reporting done in Christina ...

The intoxication 'from alcohol' had completely knocked out my senses and….

Yes, in fact, it’s better in retrospect.

but I am afraid that you would not want to receive me into your house….


Sincerely,

I AM MOST CONFORTABLE WITH “FOR”, AS I had quoted from the news ….

NBC Expresses Regret for Emmys Skit That Included Mock Plane Crash Same Day

CBC News: Israeli PM expresses regret for Canadian's death in bombing

On last night's The National on , host Diana Swain offered the state-run broadcaster's "regret" for the biased editing/reporting done in Christina ...

The intoxication 'from alcohol' had completely knocked out my senses and….

Yes, in fact, it’s better in retrospect.

but I am afraid that you would not want to receive me into your house….

I tried to adhere to your wording as much as I could and still retain the meaning. If I were writing this myself. I would say something like: I am afraid that I am not welcome back anymore, or something in that nature. Bear in mind, this is a very personal letter and the wording has to be heart felt.
Thanks for responding.

I AM MOST CONFORTABLE WITH “FOR”, AS I had quoted from the news ….

My understanding has been that we use the verb (regret) without a preposition. The noun is a different story; you gave a few examples of that usage.
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Yes, the verb does not take the preposition 'for'.

'I regret for...' is absolutely incorrect.

'I regret...' is correct.

The noun takes the preposition

'I feel regret for...'

'I would like to express my regret for...'
VivaldiThanks for responding.

I AM MOST CONFORTABLE WITH “FOR”, AS I had quoted from the news ….

My understanding has been that we use the verb (regret) without a preposition. The noun is a different story; you gave a few examples of that usage.

Hi,

There are times [regret] is used without prep.

I regret that I brought you into my dispute with Mary.

I so regret telling her my past.
Not just at times, regret as a verb is always used without a preposition.
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