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Thank You

⭕ Saying Thank You ⭕

 

⭕ How to thank someone in English depends on the situation and the relationship between you and the person you are thanking. As many of you will know, “please” and “thank you” are very important words to use in the English Language.

⭕ There are many reasons to say “thank you.” You could be thanking someone for doing you a favor, for giving you a gift,  or for making a great impact on your life in some way. Whatever your reason for saying thank you, you should be sincere and let the person know how grateful you really are. Follow this post to find out how to do it the right way.

Thanks and Thank you are the most common ways of telling someone you are grateful for something they have said or done. Thank you is slightly more formal.

⭕ Thanks a lot, Thanks very much, Thank you very much, or Thank you so much

If you want to emphasize your gratitude, or be very polite, you can say the above expressions.

  • Thank you so much for helping me out today.
  • ‘You’re looking well.’ ‘Thanks.’
  • Thank you very much for dinner – it was great.
  • Thanks a lot for looking after the children.
  • Thanks very much for making dinner tonight.

⭕ Thanks a bunch

This is an informal way of thanking someone, but can sometimes be used sarcastically, when telling someone that something they did was not helpful or kind. (Both Thanks a lot and Thanks very much can also be used in this way)

  • You told Tony what I told you in confidence? Thanks a bunch!
  • Thanks a lot for spoiling my evening.

⭕ You’ve saved my life and I owe you one / I owe you big time.

The above expressions are informal ways of thanking someone who has helped you in a difficult situation.

  • Thanks for giving me a lift to the station. You saved my life.
  • Thanks for the advice. I owe you one.
  • Thanks for helping me out with the essay. I owe you big time.

⭕ Cheers

This is another informal way of thanking someone which is frequently used in British English. Many learners have adopted this word and sometimes use it inappropriately in written English. Please remember that “cheers” is used informally and therefore shouldn’t be used when writing to people you don’t know or in business emails.

  • ‘Here’s that book you wanted to borrow.’ ‘Oh, cheers.‘
  • “Would you like a drink?” “That’d be great. Cheers.

⭕ Much obliged

This expression is a very formal way of thanking someone for something they have done for you.

  • I am much obliged to you for your patience during the recent difficulties.
  • “You can use the facilities whilst you are in the club”. “Much obliged“.

⭕ You shouldn’t (have)

We can use this expression when someone gives you a present and you’re very surprised:

  • Oh, Martin, what lovely flowers. You shouldn’t have!

⭕ I’d like to thank…
This is used when thanking people in a formal speech (for example, the Oscars)

  • I’d like to thank everyone for coming along and supporting us today.

⭕ You’re too kind
This is a polite way of thanking someone that can sometimes sound insincere (depending on who is saying it!)

  • Thank you for the glowing praise. You’re too kind.

⭕ Many thanks
This is a formal way of saying thank you used in letters and emails

  • Many thanks for the lovely present.

⭕ Different Thank You Phrases You Can Use

Many times, people do things for us where a simple “thank you” is just not enough. The phrase can be overused and lose its meaning at times. That’s why it’s important to know other thank you phrases. Here are some examples of phrases you can use to express your gratitude.

  • Words are powerless to express my gratitude
  • Thank you for never letting me down
  • What would I do without you?
  • I am so thankful for your support
  • I will never forget what you have done
  • Your generosity overwhelms me
  • I appreciate this more than you know
  • I greatly appreciate you
  • I cannot thank you enough for helping me
  • You are invaluable to me
  • I am so thankful to be part of your life
  • I am moved by your thoughts and actions
  • You are an amazing person

⭕ Thanking someone who tires to help

  • Thanks anyway.
  • Thank you for (looking).
  • Thanks for (trying).
  • It doesn’t matter. Thanks.
  • Never mind. Thanks.

⭕ Say Thank You With Your Actions
If someone does something for you that is worth a really strong thank you, it might be a good idea to go out of your way to do something nice for them. There are many ways you can say thank you through gifts, notes, actions. Almost always, these are better than a ‘thank you’ phrase itself. There are many ways you can repay that person or show them you are thankful for what they have done.

I told you we had many ways of saying “thank you” in English! Do you know others?

And last but not the least, if you know anyone who has trouble with this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this post with them. They will appreciate that more than you know. I would greatly appreciate it if you kindly shared it, Thank you.

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