Grammar: I appreciate something

by R Miller
(Colorado)

Is it awkward or incorrect to say "I appreciate it that you wrote"? I am concerned about the "it". Thanks, R


Hi R,

You are correct. Remove "it". It is incorrect. You are basically referring to the subject twice if you include it.

You can either say:

I appreciate it.

or

I appreciate you writing me.

In either case you are appreciating an action that someone did for you (writing you).

All the best,
Diana

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Nov 09, 2011
Is that right?
by: Anonymous

You can either say:

I appreciate it.

or

I appreciate you writing me.

In either case you are appreciating an action that someone did for you (writing you).
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Actually, wouldn't it be: "I appreciate your writing to me."
??

Your last sentence is not correct. You would need to say, "I appreciate you writing (to) me". -Diana

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