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August 13, 2012

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PhilEH

Although it might be easier if grammatical choices were either black or white, there are often shades of gray. To convey the intended meaning is the key. Thank you for helping us to keep that in mind.

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Hi, Phil. You are correct. Our job is to convey the intended meaning.

Thanks for stopping by.

Lynn

Carlos Albert

Would "I appreciate you for letting me know about the blog being down" work (please note that "for" has been added)?

Thanks,

Carlos Albert

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Hi, Carlos. Your version works.

Lynn

Carlos Albert

That's good to know. Thus, that might be a good alternative, I suppose.

Cheers,

Carlos Albert

Jean Junior Julmis

First of all, I want to thank you for all the useful insights you have provided on this lesson [using pronoun correctly with gerunds] and for the grammar book reference.It helps a lot. Next, is this sentence correct ''I really appreciated you picking me up after school today,''

Lynn Gaertner-Johnston

Yes, your sentence is correct. "Your picking me up" could also be correct depending on what you want to emphasize.

Lynn

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