'My apology! or My apologies!'?


Although I think I have one mistake I would like to apologize for, do I have to say 'My apologies!', not 'My apology!' as an idiom like Congratulations!, I have no plans, and so on. What do you native English speakers think?


Thank you so much as always and have a good day.

edited Mar 20 '13 at 15:19 Hans Contributor

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Hi again,


Yes, you are right: the idiomatic expression is My apologies, not My apology.  To make it stronger you could use another idiomatic expression: A thousand apologies.

link answered Mar 20 '13 at 20:59 Shawn Mooney Expert

All of a sudden, I was curious to know why there is a "s" in the word Congratulations? Is it a plural ending? Could you explain it to me? Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.

HansMar 21 '13 at 01:12

I see it as a polite way to give someone all your "congratulations" as if it were an award and you want to give out as many as possible... sort of like just wishing someone "all your luck".

Andrew ArdeleanApr 16 '15 at 15:38

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your apologies or apology

link comment answered Jan 11 at 04:25 Kitty Tam New member

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