15 Ways to Respond to Bad News in English

Ways to Respond to Bad News!!! In this article, we learn how to respond to bad news in English.

How to Respond to Bad News

  • How dreadful! I’m really sorry to hear that.
  • How unfortunate! That’s really tough on you!
  • That’s awful!
  • Sorry, that’s rough/ awful/ disappointing.
  • Oh, dear!
  • That must have been awful.
  • Anytime you need to talk, Just call me.
  • My goodness! What a shock! It’s hard to believe.
  • It’s hard to take but I understand your opinion.
  • Please accept my deepest sympathy
  • If there’s anything I can do, just let me know.
  • That must be awful!
  • Poor you, I do sympathize you
  • What a shame!
  • What a pity!
  • That’s sad indeed. I can imagine how you feel.
  • Oh no…
  • That’s terrible!
  • I can’t believe it!
  • That’s no good.
  • I’m so sorry to hear that.

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How to Respond to Bad News

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Roberto Ureña
Roberto Ureña
3 years ago

Any short phrases or words to encourage students who don’t do well or need to improve, please? Thanks.

Mohammad Gul Gul
Mohammad Gul Gul
10 months ago

it’s un-trustable

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