Thanking People and Responding to Thanks

Thanking People and Responding to Thanks

1. Thanking for directions

Sample phrases (from formal to informal)

    A: Thank you so much for your directions. You've been a tremendous help.
    B: It was my pleasure.
    A: Thank you for taking the time to explain it to me. I hope it wasn't too much of a bother.
    B: Not at all. It was the least I could do.
    A: Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it.
    B: You're welcome. Good luck.
    A: Thanks a million!
    B: Forget it/Don't worry about it.

2. Thanking for invitations

Sample phrases

    A: Thank you for inviting me. Of course I'll come.
    B: Great! We're sure to have a lot of fun.
    A: Thanks for your invitation, but I'm afraid I won't be able to come. I've got an appointment.
    B: I'm sorry to hear that. We'll certainly miss you.

3. Thanking for gifts

Sample phrases

    A: Thank you very much for the flowers. They look so beautiful. Are they from your garden?
    B: Yes. I'm glad you like them. Happy anniversary!
    A: Thanks a lot, but you really shouldn't have.
    B: Well, I just wanted to show my appreciation for your kindness.

4. Thanking for favors

Sample phrases

    A: Thank you so much for lending me your bicycle.
    B: Don't mention it. Let me know if you need it again.
    A: Thanks for doing the washing-up.
    B: It was nothing. I enjoyed helping you.

5. Thanking for offers of help

Sample phrases

    A: Can I take you to the airport?
    B: Thank you. That would be great.
    A: Do you need help carrying these suitcases?
    B: Thanks, but I'll manage OK by myself.

6. Thanking for expressions of sympathy

Sample phrases

    A: I'm sorry to hear your grandmother is ill.
    B: Thank you. I hope she'll be all right.
    A: That's too bad about your car.
    B: Thanks. I think the police will find some clues.

7. Thanking for compliments and wishes of success

Sample phrases

    A: You are such a good cook!
    B: Thanks. I learned a lot from my mother.
    A: Good luck with your exams!
    B: Thanks. I'll need it!

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