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Difference between " thank " and " thanks "

Hello please i want to know the difference between " thank " and " thanks "

I remark thank sometime when i put " s " my answer was wrong and sometime no.

I wanna know what is the real difference and i what situation did we use one or other notation.

thanks.

June 1, 2019

7 commentaires


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MathsRobot

You either say 'thank you' or 'thanks' as a form of gratitude. They are interchangeable.

In case of as a verb

I/We/You/They thank, But He/She thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MathsRobot

In fact it's the correct usage at the bottom of your post


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZarrouguiL

"Grâce à" se dit "thanks to". "To thank" est le verbe "remercier" mais on peut utiliser "thanks" comme forme raccourcie de thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carmen807459

"Thank you" is more formal (and must have the "you"), while "Thanks" is more casual.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brice555421

Hello, but i don't really understand what you mean by " formal " and " casual ". Can you be more explicit please ?

is your response mean that we have to use " thank you " when we are for exemple in front of a great personality ( like President, minister , a director .. ) and " thanks " can be use when we are for exemple with friend or in familly ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maltagerr

Generally, if someone passes you the salt, or moves out of your way, or does a small gest for you, you would say "Thanks!". However, I feel "Thank you" has more meaning and I would say that to someone if they bought me a big gift, or did a lot to help me, or defended me. It feels more sincere.

Of course, if you met a powerful person, like the Queen or maybe your boss's boss, you would probably want to say "thank you" even for small things.

But it doesn't matter very much.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carmen807459

Maltageer has answered your question wonderfully.

Don't worry about which one to choose: you will not insult someone by using the "wrong" one.

Think of it like this: "thank you" is the proper way, while "thanks" is a shortened form of it. It's slang.

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