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How to Say Thank You

Don’t be shy! Say “thank you” to someone every day.

Here are some more ways to say “thank you” in English:

Thank you so much.
Thanks a bunch.
That’s perfect.
You’re too kind.
You’re the best.
You’re my saviour.
You’re an angel.
What would I do without you?
I owe you one.
I don’t know what to say. (Use if “thank you” seems too small.)
Thank you is not enough.
I really appreciate this/what you’ve done.
I can’t thank you enough.

Sometimes you need to say “no” in a polite way:
No thank you.
No thanks.
Thanks anyway.
Thank you, but I’m not interested.
Not today, thank you.

Note: You may also hear people say, “Thanks, but no thanks.” This is a sarcastic or funny way to say “no thank you”.

Survival challenge: The term “gratitude” means thankful. A good way to practise English daily is to make a Gratitude List at the beginning or end of each day. What are you thankful for today?

Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub | September 2009
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.

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