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Common English Expressions: Expressing Sympathy

Useful Expressions-Expressing Sympathy

The purpose of Expressing Sympathy or Condolence is to offer our empathy and concern for the bereaved. We offer comfort and strong support for the person. Here are the most commonly used expressions for Expressing Sympathy or Condolence.

  I’m sorry
  I’m terribly sorry
  I’m extremely sorry
  I’m extremely sorry to hear…
  I was deeply sorry to hear…
  We are sorry beyond words for your loss
  How can I tell you my feelings?
  I can’t tell you how I feel now
  I can’t tell you how sorry I am
  I pray for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones
  I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family
  I’m sorry you’re going through this
  We are so sorry for…
  I was so sad to hear…
  I was saddened to hear…
  That’s too bad!
  That’s so bad!
  That’s bad!
  Bad luck!
  My heartfelt condolences on your loss
  You must be very upset about it
  I’m here for you
  I’m always with you
  What a terrible situation for you!
  How terrible for you!
  Please accept my sincerest condolences
  Please accept my heartfelt condolences
  Words can’t express my sadness
  I sympathize with your condition
  I can feel your pain
  Be patient, God will help
  Be brave, it would be better soon
  Don’t worry, it would be better soon
  Control yourself
  Take care of yourself
  I hope you feel better soon


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