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"Thanks very much"

 
 
Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2019 01:46 am

Context: A student asks a math question and gets a good answer. Then the student expresses his gratitude: Thanks very much.

Well, "Thanks very much" sounds odd to me.

Is it natural English? Should it be "Thanks a lot" or "Thank you very much"?
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2019 04:02 am
@oristarA,
It's fine. Over here we also say Thanks or Ta.

Having said that Thanks a lot is used more frequently than Thanks very much.
oristarA
 
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Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2019 08:31 am
@izzythepush,
Okay. Ta for replying. (Is it proper English?) Confused Wink
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2019 08:32 am
@oristarA,
To my American ears it sounds off.

Thanks a lot would be more the norm for very casual situations, and thank you very much for if you were expressing more than average gratitude to someone, or to someone in a position of respect, like a teacher.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2019 08:46 am
@oristarA,
Ta is a colloquialism.
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JohnWBrooke
 
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Reply Wed 29 May, 2019 11:44 pm
"Thanks very much" is seeming odd... Thanks a lot or Thank you very much looks more appropriate.
ekename
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2019 12:28 am
@JohnWBrooke,
Quote:
is seeming odd


"Is seeming odd" is seeming odd. Somehow, somewhat odd.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2019 10:26 am
I say "Thanky much" to a co-worker in an informal, regional-exaggeration kind of way.

I'll also tell her, "Yes'um."
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ghenderson
 
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Reply Thu 30 May, 2019 12:22 pm
@oristarA,
Quote:
Context: A student asks a math question and gets a good answer. Then the student expresses his gratitude: Thanks very much.

Well, "Thanks very much" sounds odd to me.

Is it natural English? Should it be "Thanks a lot" or "Thank you very much"?


That is going to sound affected. Something like

Quote:
Thanks, that helps.


would be better..


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