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I'd be obliged if you'd treat this matter as strictly confidential. (sample sentence from Longman)
I would very much appreciate it if you would...
Do you have a specific request in mind? If you write it "non-politely" we can help make it more polite.
Invitations have their own format: The honor of a reply is requested, and such things.
Does it sound ok?
By the way, I heard, but not believe that it's ok for a boss to say 'I appreciate your hard working ' to his employees, but not suitable for an employee to say 'I appreciate......' to his boss. Is it true?
I appreciate that you let me have that day off on such short notice.
I appreciate the way you stood up for the team in our meeting.
I appreciate how you bring in donuts on Friday mornings.
It's just a way of saying "thank you."
(P.S. - It should be "I apprecate your hard work." with no -ing.)
I'd like to add a further comment. In N. American culture, I think we are simpler and less emotional than some other cultures in many of the ways we communicate.
eg I earnestly/sincerely request.... I can't imagine a situation at work where I would ever use these words.
As suggested, why don't you give us a complete request for something, so that we can see what you are talking about and thus give you appropriate comments on the wording?
Best wishes, Clive
>I earnestly/sincerely request ....
I'd really appreciate if you could do this or that ...
I'd appreciate if you kindly could do this or that ...
Grammar GeekStart with the "I would" (I'd) as shown in your sample sentence.I once read in school we shouldn't use 'would' twice in such a case:
I would very much appreciate if you pay/do/( base form of the verb, without 'would') .....
I am confused.
I'm not familiar with this rule. The original poster has "would" twice, although in both cases as contractions.
Has anyone else been told not to use "would" twice?
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