15. Thanks

There are various ways of thanking people. Here are the most common:

Thank you.

Thank you very/ so much

Thank you ever so much – more emphatic; informal

Thank you very much indeed – emphatic and formal


Thanks a lot/ awfully

Many thanks. – rather formal

I don’t know how to thank you.

I can never thank you enough

I’m very grateful (to you)

That’s/ It’s very/ awfully kind of you. - formal, semi-formal

How kind of you.

(I’m) much obliged (to you) – used mainly by shop assistants

Possible replies are:

Not at all.

You’re welcome

(Oh,) that’s all right

(Oh,) that’s OK - casual, informal

Don’t mention it. - more emphatic, rather formal

It’s nothing. – informal, semi-formal

Think nothing of it. – informal, casual

It’s a pleasure. – only for things involving some time and trouble

I’m glad you enjoyed it.

I’m glad you were able to come.

Thank you for coming.

I’m glad you like it.

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