Is it gramatically correct to say "I appreciate you".
People say this to me and it just sounds wrong to me.
I appreciate you.
It's correct. People can appreciate another person. Generally, people will use appreciate in reference to a particular deed, such as: I appreciate you going to the store for me. But if someone says they appreciate you, welcome their compliment and, for God's sake, don't correct their grammar..
|link||answered Mar 09 '13 at 20:27 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow|
As Lewis noted, people most often say they appreciate you for something specific. Without something specific added, I would take it to mean that they appreciate all of the things that you do, or at least a lot of things that are too numerous to list. If you are hearing this from others, I suspect that you are generally nice and very helpful to others.
|link comment||answered Mar 09 '13 at 21:33 Patty T Grammarly Fellow|
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