Communication: Right and wrong

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I'm glad/I'm pleased the government are increasing the tax on petrol. The government are right/it's right to do it. They are doing the right thing. It's a good idea. I approve of them making petrol more expensive.
I'm in favour of it. I'm all for it (informal)
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People oughtn't to drive/shouldn't drive big cars. It's wrong/not right to use so much petrol. I don't approve of/I disapprove of people using up so much energy.
I'm against people driving big cars.
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The accident was the lorry driver's fault. I blame the lorry driver. The lorry driver was to blame. He ought to have stopped.
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Blaming someone
I'm afraid I have a complaint to make about the food. I'm sorry to have to say this, but the service isn't very good. Look, I really must protest about the condition of my room. Can't something be done to stop the noise?
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I'm sorry I've damaged your car. I'm very/extremely/awfully/terrible sorry. I beg your pardon. I apologize/I do apologize. Please accept my apologies.
Please accept my apologies. (formal). Excuse me/Pardon me. (starting or interrupting a conversation; after sneezing, coughing etc.
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Making an apology
That's all right/OK, as long as you pay for the damage. It doesn't matter. Don't worry. Forget it (informal)
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Accepting an apology

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