Grammar detail: verb て form + すみません

verb て form + すみません - I'm sorry for doing ~
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verb て form
I'm sorry for doing ~
すみません on its own is considered 'casually polite'. In more polite speech, the すみません is usually followed by でした. In very casual speech, the form すまなかった or すまん may be used instead of すみません.
I am sorry to have kept you waiting so long.
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See also:
  • お待たせ(おまたせ)する - make wait

Kanji used in this grammar

チョウ   なが long   
タイ   ま to wait   
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