I work with people that speaks in English (my native language is Spanish). Yesterday I gave the wrong information to a coworker, so I wanted to apologize and explain that my mind was doing several tasks at the time and that's why I sent him the wrong information, but I'm not sure how to say it properly. Could you tell me the best way to say this?

I tried this: "I'm sorry, my head was at several tasks at the time. But here is the correct info..."

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    That would be called multitasking
    – user3169
    Feb 17, 2017 at 0:29
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    A caveat: I was multitasking is cant; that phrase is fashionable at the moment, and is often used jocularly, and as a result, the person to whom you are apologizing could feel that you think your error was fairly insignificant. Harukogirl's language is neutral, and does not pose that risk.
    – TimR
    Feb 18, 2017 at 11:39
  • [I work with people who speak Spanish. People is plural in English.]
    – Lambie
    Apr 30, 2021 at 18:04

2 Answers 2


If you're looking for idioms or stock phrases, you might say that you have too many irons in the fire, or that you're juggling too many things at once.


I would say something like "I'm sorry, I was working on several things at once and sent you the wrong information. Here is the correct information."

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