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    Question Ending a cover letter

    Is it "Your time and consideration is greatly appreciated" OR "Your time and consideration are greatly appreciated".

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    Default Re: Ending a cover letter

    I'd use the plural, considering them two different things. You can also say "I greatly appreciate your time and attention."

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    Which is better:

    I greatly appreciate your time and attention...

    or

    I will greatly appreciate your time and attention...

    In the sentence, you are talking about something which is yet to happen, right?

    Also, which is better:

    I will great appreciate it if you would...

    or

    I would greatly appreciate if you would...

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    Default Re: Ending a cover letter

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    Which is better:

    I greatly appreciate your time and attention...

    or

    I will greatly appreciate your time and attention...

    In the sentence, you are talking about something which is yet to happen, right?

    Also, which is better:

    I will great appreciate it if you would...

    or

    I would greatly appreciate if you would...
    Time is money. Assume that the person you are writing to is a highly paid individual whose time is valuable. Don't waste his time with something that is additional but doesn't add anything.


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    Do we need the pronoun 'it' in the last sentence or is it optional?

    I would greatly appreciate it if you ...

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    I greatly appreciate your time and attention...


    I will greatly appreciate your time and attention...


    I will great appreciate it if you would...

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    May I know what is wrong with the three sentences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Do we need the pronoun 'it' in the last sentence or is it optional?

    I would greatly appreciate it if you ...
    I think the 'it' is required.

    Let's rearrange the clauses in the sentence.

    If you........ , I would greatly appreciate. Does this sound right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    I greatly appreciate your time and attention...


    I will greatly appreciate your time and attention...


    I will great appreciate it if you would...

    RonBee
    May I know what is wrong with the three sentences?
    Context is key. Either of the first two sentences should probably be left out of a cover letter (especially the second one). The third one would never be used. (For one thing, great is an adjective, not an adverb.)



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    Default Re: Ending a cover letter

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Do we need the pronoun 'it' in the last sentence or is it optional?

    I would greatly appreciate it if you ...
    It's necessary. (Originally, I didn't notice its omission.) The word "it" stands for what would be appreciated.


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