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Common English Expressions: Complaining

Useful Expressions-Complaining

Complaining means to express dissatisfaction, pain or annoyance about something. We often meet people who complain or protest about what others have done to them or what others have not done for them. Primarily, complaints relate to injustice, disruption, discomfort, nuisance or distress. Here are some most commonly used expressions for complaining:

  I’m sorry to say this, but…
  I want to complain about…
  I have a complaint about…
  I’m afraid I’ve got a complaint about…
  I feel disturbed about what you said now
  I hate to tell you this
  Sorry to disturb you, but…
  Sorry to bother you, but…
  We’re sorry, but…
  I was expecting…, but…
  I was thinking…, but…
  I’m sorry, this really is the limit
  I’m fed up with…
  I’m angry about…
  I’m angry about the way you…
  There’s a slight problem with…
  Will you please stop making so much noise?
  How can we fix this?
  Can you help me with this?
  Could you help me with…?
  Will you stop teasing me?
  Would you mind…?
  Would it be possible to…?
  Is there any option…?
  Is there any way…?
  Why don’t you stop…?
  I think you may have…
  I think you haven’t understood…
  I don’t understand why…
  I just noticed…
  I just observed…
  Enough is enough!
  There seems to be a mistake…
  There seems to be a misunderstanding…
  There has been a misunderstanding…
  There appears to be a problem here
  I hate to tell you, but…
  I understand it’s not your fault, but…
  I’ve been patient long enough, but…
  You shouldn’t have said that
  Maybe you forgot to…
  Excuse me, I wonder if you can help me
  Excuse me, but I understand that…
  Excuse me but there is a problem about…
  Hello, listen what I’m saying
  Hello, at least listen what I’m saying
  Hello, at least look at the…

 

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GREETINGS INTRODUCING YOURSELF
INTRODUCING OTHERS APOLOGIZING
ENCOURAGING OTHERS EXPRESSING GRATITUDE
INVITING GIVING OPINION
COMPLIMENTING PERMITTING
AGREEING/DISAGREEING DESCRIBING SOMEBODY
EXPRESSING PLEASURE TAKING LEAVE
EXPRESSING SURPRISE SUGGESTIONS
RECOMMENDING POSSIBILITY/IMPOSSIBILITY
OFFERING FOOD/DRINK
PREDICTING

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