'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

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