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    I appreaciate your/you helping me

    Hello.

    If I want to use the sentence in bold instead of this sentence ''I appreaciate your help''. Should I use ''you'' or ''your?''

    ''I appreaciate you/your helping me''.

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    Re: I appreaciate your/you helping me

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Hello.

    If I want to use the sentence in bold instead of this sentence ''I appreaciate appreciate your help''. Should I use ''you'' or ''your?''

    ''I appreaciate appreciate you/your helping me''.
    Note the correct spelling of "appreciate". There is no "a" after the first "e".

    Both are common. A purist might tell you that only "your" is correct but I would say that using "you" is so common (probably more common than "your") that no one regards it as wrong.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I appreaciate your/you helping me

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel Adams View Post
    Hello.

    If I want to use the sentence in bold instead of this sentence ''I appreciate your help''. Should I use ''you'' or ''your?''

    ''I appreciate you/your helping me''.
    Either would be commonly used, but literally, "appreciate you" would focus on the person being appreciated, whereas "appreciate your" would focus on the help.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Jan-2020 at 19:21. Reason: making corrections in the quote

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