How to say and respond to ‘Thank you’

General, Grammar

We say ‘thank you’ when we appreciate what someone has done for us, or when we want to be polite (e.g. a seller to a customer and vice versa). Thus, there are various ways of using and responding to this social expression.

 

Ways to say ‘Thank you’

Thanks.

Thank you.

Thanks very much (indeed)/Thank you very much (indeed).

Thanks a lot.

Thanks for your help/Thank you for your help.

Many thanks.

Thanks a bunch.

Note: ‘Thanks’ is considered informal.

 

Other ways

I really appreciate it/ I appreciate your help.

I’m grateful/ I’m so grateful.

That’s so kind of you.

You are so sweet/You’re a darling (to someone close to you).

How can I ever thank you enough(for a great help).

I can’t thank you enough

 

Ways to respond

You’re welcome (more formal).

Sure!

It was the least I could do.

I’m happy to help.

Not at all.

No problem.

Anytime.

It’s nothing.

Don’t mention it!

 

Note:

We say ‘thank you/thanks’ when we accept what we are being offered. In such a situation, ‘thank you/thanks’ means ‘yes’. However, when you start your answer with ‘no’, it means you’ve declined the offer.

Examples:

1. Abdul: Would you like some tea?

Putin: Yes, please. Thanks.

2. Nyang: Would you like some more bread?

Moritz: Thank you.

3. Johnson: Would you like to go to the cinema?

Linnea: No, thanks.

 

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