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Tara2
Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:56:43 PM

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Hi!
I think, we can write 'the requests' not 'requests' in the following sentence, because it means any requests or all requests therefore we can write 'the requests'. Am I write?

We often use would to make the requests.

thar
Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 5:31:56 PM

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No.

Here, it is non-specific, general. Any and all requests - indefinite.
In the singular that is the indefinite article - we use 'would' to make a request'.
Or, in the plural, that is no article - we use 'would' to make requests.

If you used the definite article it would be specific - the requests you have mentioned earlier.

eg
Each week I make give my requests to the technical team. I use a computerised system to make the requests.

Here 'the requests' refers to specific requests that have already been identified - in this case, the requests I make every week to the technical team.

In your example there are no requests specified. It means any, all, unspecified requests. That is the role of the indefinite article. In the plural, that is no article.
Tara2
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:38:05 AM

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I appreciate you. thank you.
Romany
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:52:18 AM
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Taaraa.

(It's more natural to say "I appreciate your reply", "I appreciate your time/help/answer" than to say that you "appreciate" the person who gave you the reply/time/help etc. And I'm thinking that your "write" in the OP was just a type?)
Romany
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 5:52:18 AM
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Taaraa.

(It's more natural to say "I appreciate your reply", "I appreciate your time/help/answer" than to say that you "appreciate" the person who gave you the reply/time/help etc. And I'm thinking that your "write" in the OP was just a type?)
thar
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:14:04 AM

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Hey, I don't mind being appreciated Whistle
Tara2
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:46:11 AM

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thar wrote:
Hey, I don't mind being appreciated Whistle

Shame on you
I appreciate your help. :)
Tara2
Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 6:47:50 AM

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Romany wrote:
Taaraa.

(It's more natural to say "I appreciate your reply", "I appreciate your time/help/answer" than to say that you "appreciate" the person who gave you the reply/time/help etc. And I'm thinking that your "write" in the OP was just a type?)

Yes.
it is 'right'.
I appreciate you. :)
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