Ways to Excuse Yourself without Giving Reasons

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Here are some useful phrases you can use for apologizing without explaining your reasons:

Thank you / I appreciate you thinking of me, but I’m afraid I’m already fully booked.

I appreciate you asking me, but my time is already committed.

Not for me / today, but thank you.

I’m afraid/sorry, but I don’t have time right now. 

I want to do that, but I’m not available until…

I’m afraid I can’t put anything else on my calendar this week.

Sorry / I’m afraid none of those dates works for me, but I would love to help. 

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