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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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