Asked in Example Sentences
How do you use appreciative in a sentence?
March 22, 2012 2:31PM
She was appreciative when the student showed ownership.
I was so appreciative to my whole family on Christmas.
The audience was very appreciative of the lecturer's time; they were less generous regarding his expertise.
Asked in Grammar
English grammar When is it correct to use appreciative for vs appreciative of or does it matter?
The appropriate pronoun to be used here is 'of', and the examples given in most dictionaries and thesauri of the usage of the word 'appreciative' will confirm this. Confusion arises from the influence of similar constructions with the words 'grateful', 'thankful' and so on, which use the pronoun 'for'.