"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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Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2019 04:02 am
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.
Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2019 08:31 am
Okay. Ta for replying. (Is it proper English?) Confused Wink
Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2019 08:32 am
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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Reply Sun 28 Apr, 2019 08:46 am
Ta is a colloquialism.
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