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    Is it grammatically accepted to native speakers if I say:
    I've always esteemed your advice.

    I looked up dictionaries, and it is said that "esteem" is usually used in passive voice.

    So I want to know whether I can fill in the gap with esteemed.

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    Re: esteem

    Yes it is and yes you can, BUT it's rather old-fashioned and formal now for natural use in GB. We'd be more likely to use 'valued'.

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