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Definition of Thank

According to merriamwebster thank (v) is express gratitude or to tell someone that you are grateful for something that he or she has done or given.

These are some expressions to thank;

·        Thank you.

·        I’d like to thank you for . . .

·        Thanks a lot

·        Thank you for . . .

·        Thanks.

And these are responses to thank;

·        Don’t mention it.

·        Not at all

·        Any time

·        My pleasure

·        You are welcome

Examples of thanking in the sentence.

“There is no need to thank me. I enjoyed doing it.”

Thank you for making me feel better.”

“No, thank you. I’ve enough.”

“My child speaks highly of you. Thank you very much.”

“I’d like to thank you for supporting me”

Some phrases to thank.

·        to thank for

have/has + someone or something + to thank for + something

Used to say that someone or something is responsible for something.


    “I have her to thank for my life.

    “I have my parents to thank for my success.

    “The television show has young audiences to thank for its success.”


·        thanks/gratitude to

owes a debt of gratitude/thanks to . . .

To have good reason to be very grateful to (someone).


    “I owe a debt of gratitude to my teachers.”

    “I owe a debt of gratitude to all my family.”

    “We all owe a debt of gratitude to Mrs. Han, who kindly donated the money for the project.”


·        Thank God/goodness/heaven(s)/the Lord

Used to express happiness or relief that something did or did not happen.
Thank God nobody was hurt in the accident.”
“The kidnappers didn’t harm him, thank God.”
Thank God the coronavirus is ended. We are safe now.”


·        Thank one’s lucky stars

To be very grateful.


      “You should thank your lucky stars that you have a friend like her.”

      “Thank your lucky stars the boy wasn’t hurt.”

      “Just thank your lucky stars you weren’t in the house at the time.”


·        Thanks a bunch/lot/million

Often used in an ironic way to say that one is not pleased that someone has done or said something.

Thanks a bunch for the drink.”

Thanks a lot for your present.”

"Thanks a million for your help.”

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