WRONG: We would appreciate if you corrected the entry in the register as soon as possible.
RIGHT: We would appreciate it if you corrected the entry in the register as soon as possible.
This is a very common mistake, and remember that when you use the phrase “I would appreciate…” you MUST include the word “it”before “if”:
这是一个常见错误，记住当你要用“I would appreciate…”这个表达式时，一定要在if前加一个it。
- I am sure the supervisory authority would not appreciate it if you took that course of action.
- We would appreciate it if you would arrange for immediate payment.
There is no need to add “it”if you do not include “if”.
- We would much appreciate a letter informing us of the result of your enquiries.
An alternative phrase to “I would appreciate it if…”is, “I would be grateful if…” This is the more formal phrase of the two and does not require that troublesome “it”!
“I would appreciate it if…”这个表达式的替代用法有“I would be grateful if…”，但是这个用法更为正式，而且不需要加那个麻烦的“it”！