Which is correct:
"we are very grateful" or "we would be grateful"?

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we are very grateful

This phrase is correct and commonly used to express current gratitude for something that has already happened.

This phrase is used to show appreciation for something that has already been done or received.

Examples:

  • We are very grateful for your help.
  • I am very grateful for your support.

Alternatives:

  • We appreciate your help.
  • We are thankful for your support.
  • We are so thankful.
  • We are deeply grateful.
  • We are extremely grateful.

we would be grateful

This phrase is correct and commonly used to express potential gratitude for something that may happen in the future.

This phrase is used to politely express gratitude for something that is being offered or suggested.

Examples:

  • We would be grateful if you could help us with this.
  • I would be grateful for any assistance you can provide.

Alternatives:

  • We would appreciate your help.
  • We would be thankful for your support.
  • We would be so thankful.
  • We would be deeply grateful.
  • We would be extremely grateful.
Both phrases are correct, but they are used in different contexts. 'We are very grateful' is used to express current gratitude for something that has already happened, while 'We would be grateful' is used to express potential gratitude for something that may happen in the future.

Last updated: March 21, 2024

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