- Thanking someone
- You thank someone when they have just done something for you or given you something. You say `Thank you' or, more casually, `Thanks'.
`I'll take over here.' —-`Thank you.'
`Don't worry, Caroline. I've given you a marvellous reference.' —-`Thank you, Mr Dillon.'
`There's your receipt.' —-`Thanks.'\
`Would you tell her that Adrian phoned and that I'll phone at eight?' —-`OK.' —-`Thanks.'Some speakers of British and Australian English say `Cheers' to thank someone in a casual way. See entry at ↑ cheers - cheerio. Some British speakers also say `Ta' .\If you need to indicate why you are thanking the other person, you say `Thank you for...' or `Thanks for...'.
Thank you for the earrings, Whitey.
Thank you for a delicious lunch.
Well, then, good-night, and thanks for the lift.\
Thanks for helping out.◊ emphatic ways of thankingPeople often add `very much' or `very much indeed' to be more emphatic.
`Here you are.' —-`Thank you very much.'\
`I'll ring you tomorrow morning.' —-`OK. Thanks very much indeed.'Note that you can say `Thanks a lot', but you cannot say `Thank you a lot' or `Thanks lots'.\
`All right, then?' —-`Yes, thanks a lot.'If you want to show that you are very grateful, you can say something like `That's very kind of you' or `That's very good of you'.
`Any night when you feel a need to talk, you will find me here.' —-`That's very kind of you.'\
`Would you give this to her?' —-`Sure. When I happen to see her.' —-`That's very good of you, Rudolph.'You can also say something like `That's wonderful' or `Great'.
`I'll see if she can be with you on Monday.' —-`That's wonderful!'\
`Do them as fast as you can.' —-`Yes. OK.' —-`Great.'Even more emphatic ways of thanking are shown below.
`All right, Sandra?' —-`Thank you so much, Mr Atkinson; you've been wonderful. I just can't thank you enough.'
`She's safe.' —-`I don't know how to thank you.'\
I can't tell you how grateful I am to you for having listened to me.◊ more formal ways of thankingPeople sometimes thank someone more formally by saying `I wanted to thank you for...' or `I'd like to thank you for...', especially when expressing thanks for something that was done or given a little while ago.
I wanted to thank you for the beautiful necklace.
I want to thank you all for coming.
We learned what you did for Ari and I want to tell you how grateful I am.\
I'd like to thank you for your patience and your hard work.You can also express thanks more formally by saying things like `I'm very grateful to you' or `I really appreciate it'.
I'm grateful for the information you've given me on Mark Edwards.
I'm extremely grateful to you for rescuing me.\
Thank you for coming to hear me play. I do appreciate it.◊ thanking someone for an offerYou can say `Thank you' or `Thanks' when accepting something that is offered.\
`Have a cake.' —-`Thank you.'You say `No, thank you' or `No, thanks' when refusing something that is offered.\
`There's one biscuit left. Do you want it?' —-`No, thanks.'Note that you do not refuse something by just saying `Thank you'.See entry at ↑ Offers.\◊ thanking someone for a presentWhen you have been given a present, you say `Thank you', or something like `It's lovely'.\
`It's lovely. What is it?' —-`It's a shark tooth. The casing's silver.'People sometimes say `You shouldn't have' as a polite way of indicating that they are very grateful.\
`Here. This is for you.' —-`Joyce, you shouldn't have.'◊ thanking someone for an enquiryYou also say `Thank you' or `Thanks' when replying to someone who has asked how you are or how a member of your family is, or if you have had a nice weekend or holiday.
`How are you?' —-`Fine, thank you.'
`How is Andrew today?' —-`Oh, Andrew's very well, thank you.'\
`Did you have a nice weekend?' —-`Lovely, thank you.'◊ thanking someone in a letterWhen thanking someone in a letter, you most commonly say `Thank you for...'. In a formal business letter, you can say `I am grateful for...'.
Dear Madam, Thank you for your letter replying to our advertisement for an assistant cashier.\
I am grateful for your prompt reply to my request.If the letter is to a friend, you can say `Thanks for...'.\
Thanks for writing.◊ replying to thanksWhen someone thanks you for handing them something or doing a small service for them, it is acceptable not to say anything in reply in Britain.\However, people in the United States, especially employees in shops, often say `You're welcome'.\When someone thanks you for helping them or doing them a favour, you reply `That's all right' or `That's OK'.
`Thank you, Charles.' —-`That's all right, David.'\
`Thanks. I really appreciate it.' —-`That's okay.'If you want to be both polite and friendly, you can say `It's a pleasure' or `Pleasure'.
`Thank you very much for talking to us about your research.' —-`It's a pleasure.'\
`Thank you for the walk and the conversation.' —-`Pleasure.'`Any time' is more casual.\
`Thanks for your help.' —-`Any time.'If someone thanks you in a very emphatic way, you can reply using the expressions below.
`He's immensely grateful for what you did for him.' —-`It was no trouble.'
`Thanks, Johnny. Thanks for your trouble.' —-`It was nothing.'\
`I'm enormously grateful to you for telling me.' —-`Not at all.'`Don't mention it' is old-fashioned.\
`Thanks. This really kind of you.' —-`Don't mention it.'
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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