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    #1

    I am delighted for +ing?

    Hello everyone.
    Today I received some files attached in an email, which I need too much.
    So I used the following phrase for replying to the email

    I am very delighted for your sending me the files.

    How does it sound too you? Is it correct?

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    Alex.

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    #2

    Re: I am delighted for +ing?

    I am delighted/ happy to receive/have received the files from you.

    I am very thankful/grateful to you for sending me the files.
    I appreciate your sending me the files.

    not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: I am delighted for +ing?

    'I'm delighted for you' incidentally, can be used on its own - though not in that context. It would be appropriate here:

    'I hear you got the job. You must be very pleased. I'm delighted for you.'


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    #4

    Re: I am delighted for +ing?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'I'm delighted for you' incidentally, can be used on its own - though not in that context. It would be appropriate here:

    'I hear you got the job. You must be very pleased. I'm delighted for you.'


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    Thanks .. but then how could you say
    in a correct manner the following

    "I am very delighted for your sending me the files."

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    #5

    Re: I am delighted for +ing?

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Thanks .. but then how could you say
    in a correct manner the following

    "I am very delighted for your sending me the files."
    "I am delighted that you sent me the files".

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    #6

    Re: I am delighted for +ing?

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Thanks .. but then how could you say
    in a correct manner the following

    "I am very delighted for your sending me the files."
    I answered that by using the sign - all tedtmc's suggestions are fine. (Note that you can't say 'very delighted'; the collocation just doesn't work - in Br English, at least.) Of those, I prefer '...delighted to receive...' because receiving is what matters. 'I'm delighted that you sent me the files...' could be followed by 'but you told me that last week, and they still haven't arrived'.

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