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  1. Odessa Dawn's Avatar
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    #1

    ...; therefore, ... However, ...

    You've got a lot on your plate; therefore, no reply is necessary. However, I appreciate/thank you for taking time out of your busy/hectic schedule to read this text.


    Do those sentences flow smoothly?

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    #2

    Re: ...; therefore, ... However, ...

    Yes, they are fine.

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    #3

    Re: ...; therefore, ... However, ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    However, I appreciate/thank you for taking time out of your busy/hectic schedule ...
    I'm not sure if you're aware of the fact that if you use "appreciate", you can't use "for taking time out ...".

    I appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedule ...
    I thank you for taking time out ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: ...; therefore, ... However, ...

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm not sure if you're aware of the fact that if you use "appreciate", you can't use "for taking time out ...".

    I appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedule ...
    I thank you for taking time out ...
    "I appreciate you for taking time out..." is valid.

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    #5

    Re: ...; therefore, ... However, ...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDan View Post
    "I appreciate you for taking time out..." is valid.
    I don't consider that natural.

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    #6

    Re: ...; therefore, ... However, ...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinaDan View Post
    "I appreciate you for taking time out..." is valid.
    It is probably a BrE difference- it sounds odd to me too.

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