I am sorry to hear

lingkky

Senior Member
chinese
A:My grandfather passed away.
B:I am sorry to hear that./I am sorry to hear about that. /I am sorry to hear it/ I am sorry to hear about it.


May I know which reply to the bad new is correct?
 
  • velisarius

    Senior Member
    British English (Sussex)
    "About" isn't necessary. The other person hasn't given you an account of what happened, but a simple statement of fact.

    (Note that it's plural "news".)
     
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