I want to ask someone to send me some information and I think that I have those two options:
a) I would appreciate you sending me this information.
b) I would appreciate if you sent me this information.
My feeling tells me to use a) but I don't really know what kind of structure that is. b) is obviously a regular conditional clause type 2, so that's a safe bet. But what are the rules of a)? The present continuous is used to express actions that are taking place currently, but here it's considered more like a desired action that will take place some time in the future. Is this sentence correct? If so, why is that?
I would appreciate someone shining a light into the darkness of my grammatical despair.