I would like to express my gratitude for giving attention personally to some matter (he doesn't delegate!).

Is it right to write (in an email):

Thank you for your personal interest?

Do native speakers use some others idiomatic expression?

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It's a little difficult to tell from your example what 'giving attention personally' means, but to cover both possibilities -

If the person you are replying to simply expressed interest in the matter at hand, the stock response usually is

Thank you for your interest in this matter.

If the person you are replying to has actually done something to correct/improve/interracted in some way with the matter at hand, a better response would be

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

as it implies an action of some sort from the person you are writing to.

Edit: Your edit to your original post makes things somewhat clearer. A more fitting response for your situation would be along the lines of

Thank you for attending to this matter personally.

  • Thank you for your answer! I've improved my question adding a specification as a result of your answer: I meant the second possibility you highlighted, I want to thank him because he doesn't delegate to someone else. I think that, with regard to my question, your second phrase is already too general and doesn't stress the reason why I am grateful.
    – Gabrer
    Nov 24, 2016 at 11:47
  • I've amended my answer accordingly. Given the situation you describe, something along the lines of "Thank you for attending to this matter personally." might be more fitting.
    – mike
    Nov 24, 2016 at 12:11
  • I've accepted your answer, but it seems too formal because of the "attending to" verb. I am also looking for a less formal sentence.
    – Gabrer
    Nov 28, 2016 at 14:19
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    "Thank you for taking care of this personally" would be a less formal way of saying this.
    – mike
    Nov 28, 2016 at 14:36
  • Thank you! This is very close to what I was looking for! :)
    – Gabrer
    Nov 29, 2016 at 10:57

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