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045. I’m afraid…

 

I. EXAMPLES:

I’m afraid you didn’t quite get his meaning.

A: Could I speak to Elizabeth, please?

B: I’m afraid she is not in at the moment.

I’m afraid we are going to be late.

I’m afraid I can’t make it.

II. DIALOGUES:

Policeman: OK, stop right there you thief! Don’t Move!

Bank Manager: Don’t shoot!

Policeman: Put your hands over your head and don’t make any sudden move.

Bank Manager:  Look,  officer, I’m afraid you have the wrong person. I’m the bank manager, not the thief.

Policeman: Are you sure? Oh, I’m sorry. I’m afraid I’ve made a terrible mistake.

Bank Manager: Well, you still have a chance to get your man. I saw somebody carrying a bag full of money running that way.