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"I appreciate for your status update"

vs

"I appreciate the update"

The latter may sound more normal but when grading someone's writing, what are the technicalities that I can use to explain why the first one is a little off?

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    “Appreciate” is a transitive verb- it requires a direct object. Using “for” doesn’t make sense here. – Mixolydian Mar 26 at 3:24
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Both sentences are OK (provided you delete the "for": appreciate for... is not OK).

So:

"I appreciate your status update"

and

"I appreciate the update"

are equally OK. The following is OK too:

"I appreciate the status update".

The only difference between them is the amount of information contained, related to "update": the "your" and the "status".

One or another may prove better, depending on context.

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