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the most usual way of saying thank you
a formal way of saying thank you, often used when refusing an invitation
an informal way of saying thank you, used when someone has helped you in a difficult situation
used ironically, when someone has not helped you at all
used for saying thank you in a way that sounds polite but is not completely sincere
used when someone gives you a present
used when making a formal speech
a formal way of saying thank you, used in letters and emails
used in reply to someone who has thanked you to say that you were happy to help
a more formal way of replying to someone who has thanked you
used in reply to someone who has thanked you when you know the person well
This is the American English definition of thank you. View British English definition of thank you.
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