"That is very respectful of you" - I am trying to tell someone that I really appreciate their action that is the fact of showing respect to someone. Would it be correct to frame the statement this way?


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There's no error in the English grammar.

It is a rather odd thing to say. It seems a little patronising. Why do you get to judge that something is respectful? Perhaps if you are telling your son/daughter, or if you are a teacher of a young child. But if you are talking to another adult, it would be odd. "That was very kind/thoughtful/good" are more common, and so more acceptable.

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