Author Topic: Did I miss much?  (Read 4564 times)

Offline beautyhero922

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Did I miss much?
« on: March 06, 2015, 05:46:34 am »
In what situation do you say "I'm sorry. Did I miss much?"

I guess it may be used by a person when he/she  thought he/she was late for something like an event?

What do you think?

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Re: Did I miss much?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2015, 08:05:11 am »
Yes you use it when you are late for a meeting, a concert, a party or such. However "did I miss much?" is a very confident statement. At a meeting it would rather be used by the boss than by an intern. It transports an idea like "I didn't think I'd miss much so I didn't bother to be here in time".
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Re: Did I miss much?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2015, 04:36:57 pm »
I agree Britta - but it could also be apologetic. I am so sorry I am late; did I miss much?
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