Which sentence has the correct grammar?

I regret I wasn t born in this country V.S. I m sorry I wasn t born in this country.

I m trying to express disappointment. Which word should I use.?

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I regret I wasn't born in this country V.S. I m sorry I wasn't born in this country.

I'm trying to express disappointment. Which word should I use.?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    I regret THAT I wasn't born in this country.

    • John P
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      For simple disappointment: I wish I had been born in this country . As an answer to somebody s question about serious legal matters in the country: I m sorry, I wasn t born in this country - meaning that I do not full understand the legal system in this country.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    outside anglo-land, you need to add the word "that"

    I regret that I wasn't

    I'm sorry that I wasn't

  • Pontus
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Both sentences are fine, with the exact same meaning (as long as you add the apostrophes as discussed in another answer.

    I regret = I'm sorry. No difference in meaning at all.

    I wish - is undoubtedly better, but people certainly do feel regret for things beyond their control, for right, wrong, or indifferent. Feelings don't always make sense.

  • ML
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    "Regret" is quite proper word here.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Neither. You can't regret or be sorry for something that was beyond your control. Disappointment isn't the right word either. It would be better to say:

    "I wish I had been born in this country."

  • DJC
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    None of these sentences have the correct grammar. When you're using a contraction (like "wasn't") you have to put an apostrophe (') instead of a space. It's "wasn't," not "wasn t;" It's "I'm," not "I m." If you don't like apostrophes, then simply don't use contractions. Say "was not" instead of "wasn't," or "I am" instead of "I'm."

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      :Matthew, the fact that there are spaces where there should be apostrophes shows that you weren't properly logged in when you typed your post, probably on your phone rather than a computer..

  • Bee V2
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    You would use

    "I regret that I was/wasn't born in this country."

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