How to Give Bad News in English

Phrases for giving bad news in english

Phrases for giving bad news in english


  • Please don’t take this badly but…
  • It is my unfortunate duty to
    tell you that …
  • There is no easy way to say
    this but …
  • I’m sorry to have to tell you
    this but …
  • Unfortunately …
  • I tried … but …
  • I need to warn you that I have some bad news …
  • I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news …
  • I regret to inform you that …
  • I’m afraid to inform you of …
  • I’ve got some bad news I’m afraid …
  • I’m afraid I’ve got something sad to tell you …
  • I feel really bad having to tell
    you this but …
  • I don’t know how to announce
    this but …
  • I’m afraid I/we won’t be able to …




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