10 Ways to Express Gratitude in English

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers in the USA! 

Today, we are sharing a 10 Words blog post with a twist. Here are ten ways to express gratitude in English:

  1. Thanks – a shortening of ‘thank you
    Thanks for you help. 
  2. Cheers – an informal way of expressing gratitude or well wishes in British English 
    Cheers mate,’ she said when her friend lent her a book.
  3. Ta – an informal way of saying ‘thank you’ in British English 
    Ta,’ said the shopkeeper when the woman handed over her payment
  4. Thank you very much – a more formal and more effusive way of expressing gratitude
    Thank you very much for all the hard work you have done. 
  5. Thanks a million – a less formal way of saying ‘thank you very much’ 
    Thanks a million for all the hard work you have done
  6. Thank you kindly – a more formal way of expressing gratitude, often used to sign off letters or emails 
    Thank you kindly for looking into this. 
  7. Many Thanks – a way of expressing gratitude when signing off a letter or email
    'Many thanks,' I wrote, before adding my name. 
  8. Much Obliged – a way of expressing gratefulness by implying that you are in someone’s debt
    Much obliged,’ my father said when I brought him a cup of tea. 
  9. Much appreciated – a way of expressing that you appreciate something and are grateful for it
    Much appreciated,’ I said when my boss said I could take my birthday off.
  10. Bless you – a way of implying gratitude (usually for a kindness) by offering a blessing in return
    Bless you,’ the fundraiser said when the man put a coin in the charity box. 

What are you thankful for this year? 

26 Nov 2020
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