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    effort or efforts?

    Which of the following sentences is correct?

    1 Your time and effort is greatly appreciated

    2 Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated

    3 Your time and effort are greatly appreciated

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    Hi there, and welcome to UsingEnglish!

    As far as your sentences are concerned, I'd opt of number 1...

    Your time and effort is greatly appreciated
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    Re: effort or efforts?

    Quote Originally Posted by plemaire
    Which of the following sentences is correct?

    1 Your time and effort is greatly appreciated

    2 Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated

    3 Your time and effort are greatly appreciated
    They are all grammatically correct. Numbers 1 and 3 would be the most common, since effort is usuially uncountable. I suspect most would use #1, because "time and effort" are often seen as one thing, but one could see them as separate things and use #3.

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