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Exercise 6: Apologies
Making Your Expression of Apology Stronger
What Goes with What?
J --- A good match
X --- Normally not a good match
* 大変Taihen is a polite intensifier, so it is likely to go with more polite apology expressions such as申し訳ありませんmoushiwake arimasen and失礼しましたshitsurei shimashita.
** 誠にMakotoni is a very polite intensifier that is often used in a business setting.