Using "Appreciate"

Appreciate is followed by the gerund alone when the gerund refers to the subject of a clause, but it is followed by a possessive adjective + the gerund when the gerund does not refer to the subject. Appreciate can also be followed by a noun.

Examples
  • I appreciate having time off work.
  • I appreciate your giving me time off work.
  • I appreciate time off work.
  • We appreciate eating chocolate cake.
  • We appreciate his eating our chocolate cake.
  • We appreciate chocolate cake.