In another thread, an English-speaking poster said: Gracias para su ayuda!!! la agradezco mucho! I have a question about the use of "la" here. My guess is that it was a reference to "ayuda". Is it grammatically correct to refer to the word ayuda by usiing "la"? Or should "lo" be used here because help is not tangible? Like "it" in English. Gracias de antemano.