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    #1

    Could you correct my sentences, please?

    Hello,

    Could you correct my sentences, please? I need to make sure my corrections are right.

    1.How can I ever repay you for your help/ helping me?
    2.Please accept my thanks for your help/helping me.
    3.I really can't thank you enough for your help/helping me.
    4.Thanks for taking the time to talk/ to talking/talking to me.(Only 'to talk' is correct)
    5.Thanks for taking the time for the talk.:
    6.Thanks for taking the time for talking to me.

    I am not sure, but I think in the sentences #1, 2, 3 both versions are possible.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: Could you correct my sentences, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    Could you correct my sentences, please? I need to make sure my corrections are right.

    1.How can I ever repay you for your help/ helping me?
    2.Please accept my thanks for your help/helping me.
    3.I really can't thank you enough for your help/helping me.
    4.Thanks for taking the time to talk/ to talking/talking to me.(Only 'to talk' is correct)
    5.Thanks for taking the time for the talk.:
    6.Thanks for taking the time for talking to me.

    I am not sure, but I think in the sentences #1, 2, 3 both versions are possible.

    Thanks
    NOT A TEACHER
    1. helping / help TO me
    2. the same as 1
    3. the same as 1
    4. to talk
    5. and 6 should be correct, but I'm not sure here.

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    #3

    Re: Could you correct my sentences, please?

    thanks for taking the time to talk to me
    (take the time to do something)

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    #4

    Re: Could you correct my sentences, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    Could you correct my sentences, please? I need to make sure my corrections are right.

    1.How can I ever repay you for your help/ helping me?
    2.Please accept my thanks for your help/helping me.
    3.I really can't thank you enough for your help/helping me.
    4.Thanks for taking the time to talk/ to talking/talking to me.(Only 'to talk' is correct)
    5.Thanks for taking the time for the talk.:
    6.Thanks for taking the time for talking to me.

    I am not sure, but I think in the sentences #1, 2, 3 both versions are possible.

    Thanks
    Yes, in 1, 2 and 3 both versions are possible.

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    #5

    Re: Could you correct my sentences, please?

    1.How can I ever repay you for your help?
    How can I ever repay you for your helping me?
    2.Please accept my thanks for your help.
    Please accept my thanks for your helping me.
    3.I really can't thank you enough for your help.
    I really can't thank you enough for your helping me.
    4.Thanks for taking the time to talk/ to talking/talking to me.(Only 'to talk' is correct )
    5.Thanks for taking the time for the talk. Just about possible if 'the talk' refers to a lecture.
    6.Thanks for taking the time for talking to talk to me.
    Last edited by 5jj; 31-Oct-2011 at 21:35.

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    #6

    Re: Could you correct my sentences, please?

    bhaisahab posted at the same time as I did.

    He feels that the 'your helping me' versions are possible in the first three. I think the 'your' is unnatural, but I am not sure that I would actually go as far as to say they are incorrect.
    Last edited by 5jj; 01-Nov-2011 at 11:05. Reason: typo - lower-case 'i'!

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    #7

    Re: Could you correct my sentences, please?

    5.Thanks for taking the time for the talk. Just about possible if 'the talk' refers to a lecture.

    In what other cases can I use the constuction; To take the time for something?'
    Eg., Thanks for taking the time for your call. Would it be correct?

    Thanks

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    Re: Could you correct my sentences, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    bhaisahab posted at the same time as I did.

    He feels that the 'your helping me' versions are possible in the first three. I think the 'your' is unnatural, but i am not sure that I would actually go as far as to say they are incorrect.
    I agree with you, I explained it badly.

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    #9

    Re: Could you correct my sentences, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    5.Thanks for taking the time for the talk. Just about possible if 'the talk' refers to a lecture.

    In what other cases can I use the constuction; To take the time for something?'
    Eg., Thanks for taking the time for your call. Would it be correct?

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    "Thanks for taking the time for your call" is not correct, no.

    Thanks for taking the time to call.
    Thanks for your call.
    Thanks for taking the time to call me.

    As was said, "Thanks for taking the time for the talk" is only just about possible, but it's not very natural. The following would be better:

    "Thanks for taking the time to give the talk" if you're speaking to the person who gave the speech.
    "Thanks for taking the time to come to the talk" if you're speaking to someone who attended the talk.

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