afraid to <tell you> <say>

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Goldenboy25

Senior Member
Krio
In your opinion which sentence is more accurate? Have I used the words tell and say in the right context? Your help is always appreciated

I am afraid to tell you that we cannot issue more than four fobs to an apartment

I am afraid to say we cannot issue more than four fobs to an apartment.
 
  • elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    Neither one is idiomatic. We would just say "I'm afraid we cannot...".

    ("I'm afraid to tell X"/"I'm afraid to say" has a different meaning -- namely, that I'm afraid of what could happen if I told X/if I said.)
     
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