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* 8 Gratitude


8.1   When you show gratitude to a person


Thank you.   Listen   A “I am grateful to you.”   <“You helped me when I was in trouble. You’re a real friend. Thank you.”>

Thank you so much.   Listen   <“Well, this is your home.” – “Thank you so much. I really appreciate the ride.”>

Thank you very much.   Listen   <“Here’s the videotape I promised you. Enjoy.” – “Thank you very much.”>

Thank you kindly.   Listen   <“Have another cup of tea.” – “Thank you kindly.”>

Thank you for everything.   Listen   <“We enjoyed our stay with you. Thank you for everything.”>

Thank you for your help.   Listen   <“You’ve done a good job. Thank you for your help.” – “Call us when you need us. We’re always here to help.”>

Thank you for your time.   Listen   A “Thank you for the time you spent.”   <“I’m glad we had this meeting. Thank you for your time.”>

Thank you for all you’ve done.   Listen   <“I’m much better now. I really appreciate your care. Thank you for all you’ve done.”>

You have my gratitude.   Listen   <“You were so kind to me. You have my gratitude.”>

I’m deeply grateful.   Listen   <“You’ve saved the life of my child. I’m deeply grateful.”>

I appreciate it.   Listen   <“Here’s the disk I promised you.” – “Oh, good. Thank you. I appreciate it.”>

I appreciate your kindness.   Listen   <“It’s been a month since you got out of the hospital. You look much better now.” – “I appreciate your kindness.”>

Thanks or THX.   Listen   <“You look lovely tonight.” – “Thanks.”>

Thanks much.   Listen   <“Have some more pie.” – “Thanks much. I really like it.”>

Thanks so much.   Listen   <“Good morning. Here’s your breakfast.” – “Thanks so much.”>

Thanks for everything.   Listen   <“The room was nice, the service was great, the prices were reasonable. Thanks for everything.”>

Thanks a lot.   Listen   <“Let’s go swimming. Here’s your towel.” – “Thanks a lot. I’m sorry I forgot to bring mine.”>

Thanks a bunch.   Listen   <“You were very helpful. Thanks a bunch.” – “I’m glad I could help.”>

Thanks a bundle.   Listen   <“Here’s the book you asked me for.” – “Thanks a bundle.”>

I can’t thank you enough.   Listen   A “I’m so grateful to you that my thanking you will never be sufficient.”   <“You saved my life. I can’t thank you enough.”>

I’m in your debt.   Listen   A “I’m grateful to you and now I owe you a favor.”   <“Thank you for stopping the robber. He wanted to snatch my purse. I’m in your debt.”>

I’m forever in your debt.   Listen   <“Thank you for helping me to bring my wife to the hospital. I’m forever in your debt.” – “You’re very welcome. I’m glad the mother and baby are OK.”>

I’m indebted to you.   Listen   <“Thank you for saving my dog. It almost drowned. I’m indebted to you.” – “No problem. This is my job. This is what lifeguards are for.”>

I’m much obliged.   Listen   A “I owe you a debt of gratitude.”   <“This beer is on me, old buddy.” – “Thank you. I’m much obliged.”>

I owe you.   Listen   A “I am obliged to you.”   <“Let me pay for the dinner.” – “Oh, thank you. I owe you.”>

I owe you one.   Listen   A “I owe you a favor.”   <“I made an extra copy of the datasheet for your presentation.” – “Thanks a lot. I owe you one.”>

I owe you big.   Listen   A “I am much obliged to you.”   <“Thank you for helping me to find a job. I owe you big.”>

I owe you big-time.   Listen   A “I am very much obliged to you.”   <“You practically saved my life. I owe you big-time.”>

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8.2   When you acknowledge somebody’s thanks


You’re welcome.   Listen   <“Good night, dear hosts. Thanks for having me.” – “Oh, you are welcome. Thanks for coming.”>

You’re most welcome.   Listen   <“I had a lovely time tonight. Thank you for inviting me.” – “You’re most welcome. Come again.”>

You’re quite welcome.   Listen   <“Thank you for the coffee and pie.” – “You’re quite welcome.”>

You’re entirely welcome.   Listen   <“Thank you for your help. I’m much obliged.” – “You’re entirely welcome.”>

The pleasure was mine.   Listen   <“Thank you for taking me out to the movie theater last weekend. I really liked the movie.” – “The pleasure was mine.”>

The pleasure was all mine.   Listen   <“Thank you for the dinner.” – “The pleasure was all mine.”>

It was my pleasure.   Listen   A “It was my pleasure to do that.”   <“Thank you for helping me with my English task.” – “It was my pleasure.”>

Don’t mention it.   Listen   A “You don’t need to draw attention to my help. It was not too hard.”   <“I’m really grateful for your help.” – “Don’t mention it.”>

It was nothing.   Listen   A “It was not too hard to help you.”   <“Thank you for driving me to work.” – “It was nothing.”>

Forget about it.   Listen   A “You don’t need to remember about my help. It was not too hard.”   <“I’m so glad you were there to help me.” – “Oh, forget about it.”>

No problem.   Listen   A “It was not too hard to help you.”   <“Thanks for helping me in the garden.” – “You bet! No problem.”>

No trouble.   Listen   A “It was not too troublesome to help you.”   <“Thank you for putting in a good word for me to the boss.” – “No trouble. You scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.”>

No sweat.   Listen   A “It was easy. I did not even perspire.”   <“Thank you for helping me with my luggage.” – “No sweat. I’m always glad to help.”>

You bet!   Listen   A “Of course I helped you!”   <“I’m so grateful to you for your help.” – “You bet!”>

Anytime.   Listen   A “I am ready to help you whenever you need help.”   <“Thanks for helping me with my homework.” – “Anytime.”>

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8.3   When you thank fate for what happened


Thank God.   Listen   A “I am so thankful to God for what happened.”   <“Thank God nobody got injured when the driver lost control of the car.”>

Thank goodness!   Listen   <“We’re finally home. Thank goodness!”>

Thank heavens!   Listen   <“There was an earthquake last night, but nothing got damaged. Thank heavens!”>

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