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I am writing in this context

I am so excited about XXXX.

Thanks a lot for pointing it out to me.

You are great

Is point out the correct expression to use?

Note: the one I am sending the email to, is the one who told me about this thing that seems that I like a lot.


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point something out phrasal verb of point say something to make someone aware of a fact or circumstance. "she pointed out that his van had been in the parking lot all day" synonyms: identify, show, designate, draw attention to, indicate, specify, detail, mention -- google.com/#q=point+out+synonym Why the doubt then? – Kris Apr 6 '14 at 6:48
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Well, point something out means to direct one's attention to something with your hand or finger or to say something about someone/something in order to make someone aware of something. I don't know what the person has told you, but looking at it from what we have, it looks like you want to say something along the lines of sharing with me.

Thank you for sharing this/that with me.

If it was a mistake or something similar that he/she pointed out, then your usage would be fine.

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Exactly he did that. He direct me to study this thing and I like it. So, after you knew what he did, would it be better to use share or point? – user3432257 Apr 5 '14 at 14:43
'[T]o say something about someone/something in order to make someone aware of something' licenses OP's usage completely. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 5 '14 at 14:47
@EdwinAshworth Got you :) – user3432257 Apr 5 '14 at 14:48

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