When a person appreciates what another person does, he or she gives thanks or says thanks to that person.
These sentences use "thank" as a verb:
- We thanked our server for the food she brought to the table.
- Mario always thanks the person who brings him his newspaper in the morning.
- The passengers in the car thanked God for their safety following the accident.
- Have you thanked your employees for all of their hard work?
- I’d like to thank you for your support.
These sentences use "thank" as a noun:
- Everyone at the table gave thanks for the food that they were about to eat.
- Meredith wrote a note of thanks to her friend who gave her a bracelet.
- During Thanksgiving, Americans express their thanks for all the good things that they have in their lives.
Sometimes the words "thank-you" are hyphenated and used as an adjective:
- Louis and Cindy wrote out thank-you notes to the people who attended their wedding and gave them wedding gifts.
- James received a thank-you letter from the governor of the state for his service in Afghanistan.
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This page was first published on November 22, 2012.