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    Question Sentence sounds a bit odd, is it correct?

    Hi guys,

    I am Brazilian, but I have had great interest in and contact with the English language since childhood, such that I can usually detect when a sentence just sounds off, much like a native speaker. However, I found myself writing the following sentence to a music artist:

    "Thank you for your kindness to make the MP3 download available for free!"

    My spider sense is saying that sentence isn't gramatically ideal, specifically the "kindness to make" part. Should it be "in making" instead?

    I know that if I didn't want to include "kindness" in the phrase I would just say "Thank you for making the download (...)".

    Thanks.

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    Re: Sentence sounds a bit odd, is it correct?

    Thank you for being so kind as to make that MP3 download available for free.
    It was very kind of you to make the MP3 download available for free - thank you!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Sentence sounds a bit odd, is it correct?

    Thank you. I thought of switching around the order of the words like you did, but that would be cheating :P I want to know how to make the sentence correct with respect to "Thank you for your kindness".

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    Re: Sentence sounds a bit odd, is it correct?

    Use "in making" if you insist on using "thank you for your kindness."

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