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I came across this sentence online, and am wondering if it's grammatically right.

First of all, I want to stress how grateful I am for giving me this opportunity to interview for this position.

Since the subject of the sentence is "I", and the person the speaker is thanking to is a different person(interviewer), shouldn't it be something like what's below?

I want to stress how grateful I am for you to give me this opportunity to interview for this position.

I know I can choose to go as simple as "I am grateful to have this opportunity." but wasn't exactly sure which is grammatically right (or wrong) in these specific sentences.

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    Yes - it's just a slip. They should have said how grateful to you I am or how grateful I am for being given... Feb 26, 2022 at 12:53
  • @KateBunting thank you, and the one I wrote "how grateful I am for you to give me" isn't natural? Just wanted to make it clear...
    – dbwlsld
    Feb 26, 2022 at 13:37
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    You are grateful to someone for what they give you/do for you - and, yes, the participle giving is required here. Feb 26, 2022 at 17:11

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First of all, I want to stress how grateful I am for giving me this opportunity to interview for this position.

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I want to stress how grateful I am for you to give me this opportunity to interview for this position.

There is a similar example for grateful in CambridgeDictionary

showing or expressing thank, especially to another person:

I'm so grateful (to you) for all that you've done.

We could consider the suggestions shown in brackets:

I want to stress how grateful I am [to you] for giving me this opportunity to interview for this position.

I want to stress how grateful I am for [being given] this opportunity to interview for this position.

The phrase First of all is optional.

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grateful π˜π—Ό someone

grateful 𝗳𝗼𝗿 something

It should have been 'How grateful I am π˜π—Ό you...

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