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    #1

    taking the time

    Someone wants to tank their teacher at the end of their letter for spending time to read their writing. Which of these are better? or maybe you have another good option.
    1. Thank you for taking time.
    2. Thank you for taking the time.
    3. Thank you for spending your time.
    4. Thank you for taking your time.
    etc.
    ata

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    #2

    Re: taking the time

    Two options:

    Thank you for taking the time to read my xxxx.

    I appreciate your taking the time to read my xxxx.


    John

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    #3

    Re: taking the time

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Someone wants to thank their teacher at the end of their letter for spending time to read reading their writing. Which of these are better good? or Maybe you have another good option.

    1. Thank you for taking time.
    2. Thank you for taking the time.
    3. Thank you for spending your time.
    4. Thank you for taking your time.

    etc.
    ata
    Please see my amendments in red.

    I agree with John. Paris. My preferred option is 2 - Thank you for taking the time to ...

    Note that "Thank you for taking the time" is not a complete sentence. You need to say afterwards what the person took the time to do.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my piece of writing.
    Thank you for taking the time to read my essay.
    Thank you for taking the time to read my article.

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    #4

    Re: taking the time

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please see my amendments in red.

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    Dear teacher emsr2d2,
    I really appreciate your being precise. I've got really good points out of your amendments.
    However I don't know why "Which of these are better?" is one of your amendments.
    Thanks,
    ata

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    #5

    Re: taking the time

    Quote Originally Posted by atabitaraf View Post
    Dear teacher emsr2d2,
    I really appreciate your being precise. I've got really good points out of your amendments.
    However I don't know why "Which of these are better?" is one of your amendments.
    Thanks,
    ata
    If you wanted us to choose one from your list then "Which one of these is [the] best?"
    If you wanted us to put your statements in order of "correctness", then "Are any of these better than the others?"

    When you say "better", you're asking for a comparison so we need to know "better than what".

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