Top 10 Most Common Expressions to Say “Thank You” in English

Top 10 Most Common Expressions to Say “Thank You” in English

We have a great variety of ways to thank people and showing appreciation for a gift or an act of kindness. Here are ten of the most common phrases.

Saying “Thank You” in English – Top 10 Expressions

  • Thanks.
  • Cheers.

These phrases are fairly informal. People often say them without really thinking about it. We use them when somebody does something small to help you.

  • Thank you very much.
  • I really appreciate it.
  • You’ve made my day.

These ones are more formal. We use these when somebody has done something quite large or important to help you.

  • How thoughtful.

We use this phrase when somebody gives you a present. We are saying thank you to the other person for thinking about you and deciding to give a present.

  • You shouldn’t have.

This is also for receiving a present. You are saying that the other person is too generous. It does NOT mean that the person speaking is angry or annoyed.

  • That’s so kind of you.
  • I am most grateful.
  • We would like to express our gratitude.

These phrases are more formal. The last one is especially formal and is only used in business letters and formal speeches.

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