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    quite appreciate

    I quite very much appreciate the time and efforts you have taken for preparing training me, and trying to let helping me adapt to ****asap.
    The quote is a snippet of my email. A forum teacher here revised my wording of 'quite appreciate' as very much appreciate.

    I think quite appreciate is grammatically correct, but native speakers don't say it. Am I right? Can I say " I highly appreciate ... ..."? I was used to say "highly appreicate".

    Thank you!

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    Re: quite appreciate

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    The quote is a snippet of my email. A forum teacher here revised my wording of 'quite appreciate' as very much appreciate.

    I think quite appreciate is grammatically correct, but native speakers don't say it. Am I right? Can I say " I highly appreciate ... ..."? I was used to say "highly appreicate".

    Thank you!
    Use of "quite" in that context is not unusual nor are "very much", "greatly", "sincerely" etc., etc.

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    Re: quite appreciate

    I think I'd be more likely to say "I somewhat appreciate" rather than "quite". I wouldn't equate "quite" with "very much". However, with your email, if you're thanking someone a lot for their help, then "very much" would be appropriate.

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    Re: quite appreciate

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think I'd be more likely to say "I somewhat appreciate" rather than "quite". I wouldn't equate "quite" with "very much". However, with your email, if you're thanking someone a lot for their help, then "very much" would be appropriate.
    I felt that, when addressing the person who devoted time and effort on your behalf, 'quite' and 'somewhat' appear rather half-hearted. That's why I suggested tha t'very much' was more appropriate than 'quite'. I did not intend to suggest that they meant the same.

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    Question Re: quite appreciate

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    I quite very much appreciate the time and efforts you have taken for preparing training me, and trying to let helping me adapt to ****asap.
    Is it correct to repeat a pronoun(me)? Please, give a short answer ....

    Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by sumon.; 25-Aug-2011 at 21:40. Reason: A mistake

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    Re: quite appreciate

    Quote Originally Posted by sumon. View Post
    Is it a correct to repeat a pronoun(me)? Please, give a short answer ....
    Ye

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    #7

    Re: quite appreciate

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Ye
    Or shorter yet, "Y".

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    Re: quite appreciate

    Thank you for your helpful reply, everyone.

    Fivejedjon, I hesitated whether or not I should ask those questions in the same thread of my writing you corrected because I didn't know if you had time to answer them. I very much appreciate your help indeed time and again.
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 26-Aug-2011 at 00:01. Reason: fixed grammatical solecisms-tense

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