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    #1

    Thanks for

    We are grateful that you will care for us.

    If the sentence above were converted to 'Thank you for...', what would the rest part be like?

    Would it simply be 'Thank you for caring for us.'?

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    #2

    Re: Thanks for

    Taka, at times I feel your English far exceeds your clumsy questions. What do you think?

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    #3

    Re: Thanks for

    I'd say "thanks for your offer to care for us." But there must be better expressions. Let's see...

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    Re: Thanks for

    Quote Originally Posted by Finicky View Post
    Taka, at times I feel your English far exceeds your clumsy questions.
    What do you mean?

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    #5

    Re: Thanks for

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    What do you mean?
    It's probably better not to ask.

    @Finnicky: We try to avoid what might appear to be personal comments in this forum. We are discussing language.

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    #6

    Re: Thanks for

    I see. I thought his message was 'Why do you keep asking such questions when your English is not that bad?', or something like that.
    Well well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    I see. I thought his message was 'Why do you keep asking such questions when your English is not that bad?', or something like that.
    Even if that's the case, that's not a matter for discussion in this forum about language.

    Well, back to your question. Jenniferhu has made one suggestion. Mine would be, "Thank you for saying (that) you would care for us".

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    #8

    Re: Thanks for

    OK. Back to the discussion.

    Tell me, 5jj. Is it impossible for 'caring for us' in 'Thank you for caring for us' to imply something not about the past or in progress, but about the future?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Tell me, 5jj. Is it impossible for 'caring for us' in 'Thank you for caring for us' to imply something not about the past or in progress, but about the future?
    It's not impossible, though 'Thank you for ...ing" normally expresses thanks for something that has been, or is being, done. It is not very natural to thank someone for something that they haven't done yet; it's more natural to thank them for offering/promising to do do it.

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    #10

    Re: Thanks for

    OK. So maybe it is grammatically possible, but practically improbable. But what about this? This sentence can imply what you/he will do in the future, right?

    You are coming here tomorrow/He is coming here tomorrow.

    If I said:

    Thank you for coming here tomorrow/I thank him for coming here tomorrow.

    how would it sound? Would you have difficulty taking the 'coming' above as an event in the future?
    Last edited by Taka; 30-Apr-2012 at 17:31.

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