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    #1

    Question Which is correct?

    Please let me know if both, or just one of the following two sentences is correct:

    1. I would appreciate if you would send me your records.

    -or-

    2. I would appreciate it if you would send me your records.

    The only difference being that the 2nd sentence includes the word "it".

    Thank you
    annrichr

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    #2

    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by annrichr View Post
    Please let me know if both, or just one of the following two sentences is correct:

    1. I would appreciate if you would send me your records.

    -or-

    2. I would appreciate it if you would send me your records.

    The only difference being that the 2nd sentence includes the word "it".

    Thank you
    annrichr
    You should have asked the reason why. (Not a teacher)

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    #3

    Talking Re: Which is correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by albertino View Post
    You should have asked the reason why. (Not a teacher)
    I'm asking the reason why. I would appreciate it if you could let me know the reason.
    Best regard!
    Dawood

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    #4

    Re: Which is correct?

    When "appreciate" means "to thank or be grateful for something", it must be followed by "it" or "impersonal nouns" but not "personal nouns or pronouns" with an "if-clause".
    E.g. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and would appreciate it if you could treat this matter as urgent.
    And you can not say " I would appreciate him/her if he/she could help.
    Again, Not a teacher.
    Last edited by albertino; 06-Mar-2008 at 12:59.


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    #5

    Re: Which is correct?

    In the passive tense, it becomes:
    It would be appreciated if...

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