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Bring Brought

Could you please tell me which sentence is correct? “I am sorry for not bringing your package yet or I am sorry I have not brought your package yet”. Thank you in advance.

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They're both OK, but the second is less informal and I prefer it.

speedwell2 April 14, 2005, 7:43am

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They also imply slightly different meanings: the first suggests that bringing the package is something I ought to have done, while the second includes the implication that my bringing it might depend on factors beyond my control.

Nicholas Sanders April 14, 2005, 8:15am

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I agree with Nicholas, well put!
Really, depends on what you are trying to stress [relative to the degree of importance].

Unggit Tjitradjaja April 15, 2005, 5:14am

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I have yet to come with your sorry package.

JB September 26, 2005, 5:12am

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