English: Rephrasing (Verbs)

Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given.

If you hadn't helped us, we would have failed. We do appreciate it.

ARE

If you hadn't helped us, we would have failed. We ____________________ your help.

ANSWER:

If you hadn't helped us, we would have failed. We are grateful for your help

EXTRA NOTES:

Grateful:

Grateful (to somebody) for something

Grateful to do something

Examples:

I am eternally grateful to my parents for all their support.

We had a dangerous journey. We felt grateful to be at home.

Appreciate:

Appreciate is usually followed by it. Don't say 'I would appreciate if ...', say 'I would appreciate it if ...'

Examples:

Wrong: I would appreciate if you could help me.

Correct: I would appreciate it if you could help me.

Please, be aware of the spelling: Appreciate

DO / DOES as auxiliary verb: emphatic use

The meaning of do (We do appreciate it.) is really.

We do not normally use do or does in affirmative sentences. However, they can be used for emotive or contrastive emphasis. Try to give them extra stress in pronunciation.

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