sorry, I mistook you for someone else


Hi, everyone:

There's a person walking ahead. Judging from his back, I think he is someone I know. I come up and pat him on the shoulder and call the name of the person I knew. He turns back and I find he is not the person I know. Just look like.
I quickly say " Sorry, I mistook you for someone else"

I wonder if the saying is ok. I searched it and there are not many results. I think there must be some more common expression out there.

Best wishes
  • hannahmac29

    English, England

    The most natural thing I would say would be:

    "Sorry, I thought you were someone else."

    Technically, your sentence is grammatically correct, but sounds a little too formal.

    Hope that helps!
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