My friend and I are arguing about which word is best to be used in a sentence that he wrote to me, it read,
"I just wanted you to realize the progress that is taking place."
The saturation also matters because, he lives half way across the US and it's not like we talk 24/7, more along the lines of every once in a while, so it's not like I would know what happens in his day-to-day life. Therefore, I believe 'inform' would better suit the context in which the situation resides. Then reading,
"I just wanted to inform you of the progress that is taking place."
Personally, I believe using ' to realize' means that I would have already known about the situation and maybe was oblivious to it, which again is not the case. The case is that I didn't know about it and he was then informing me of it. What do you guys think?