Hi there,

I've often heard people say "appreciate it" instead of "thank you." Is it actually they are saying "appreciated"? I wonder this because the sentence "appreciate it" does not have a subject so it sounds like an imperative sentence. So I'm afraid of using it on a written sentence because the reader may take it I'm commanding to appreciate something.

Could somebody clarify it? Thanks.
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The phrase is a short form of 'I appreciate it'.

It's just for casual conversation, not for writing. Write it in full.

Thanks for such a quick reply. I see, the subject is omitted.

What about when I write in twitter or mail for friends? Is it okey to I omit I (the subject)?
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I belive 'appreciate it' is not correct grammer format as it would infer that please appreciate it and not 'your efforts/work appreciated'.

Why to make more words when same can be achieved in proper english grammatical way- appreciated. (For reading this) Emotion: smile

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Try grammar, not grammet for Pete's sake.

Great stuff. How do you say, " I really apprecated your time" or I appreciated you sharing about....."

Is it correct to say it that way. Or just to say thanks for sharing etc...


There are many things you can say, and without context it's hard to make suggestions. People often say:

eg Thanks for your time.

eg I appreciate you seeing me.

eg Thanks for telling me abut that.

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