Which one is correct?
"It would be very much appreciated" or "It would be very appreciated"?

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It would be very much appreciated

This is correct

This is a very polite sentence to use when you are asking someone to do something.

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Some examples from our editors:

  • It would be very much appreciated if you would speak to the manager regarding this issue.
  • It would be very much appreciated if you would sign the non-disclosure agreement.

Some alternatives from our editors:

  • it would be appreciated
  • it would be greatly appreciated

It would be very appreciated

This is not correct. Don't use this phrase.

You need to use the word "much" between "very" and "appreciated."

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Some alternatives from our editors:

  • it would be very much appreciated
The correct phrase is "it would be very much appreciated."

Last Updated: July 24, 2018

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