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respect vs. in appreciation #1 (permalink) Wed Mar 03, 2010 18:09 pm   respect vs. in appreciation
 

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #46 "At the Office (2)", question 1

On her retirement she was given a substantial cheque in ......... of all the work she had done over the last 20 years.

(a) respect
(b) thought
(c) appreciation
(d) belief

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #46 "At the Office (2)", answer 1

On her retirement she was given a substantial cheque in appreciation of all the work she had done over the last 20 years.

Correct answer: (c) appreciation
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Why "in respect of" can not be used here? I think it is suitable.
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respect vs. in appreciation #2 (permalink) Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:22 am   respect vs. in appreciation
 

It is not suitable. 'In respect of' is a different idiom meaning 'regarding, concerning'.
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