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    eurekateam is offline Junior Member
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    Default Why not "Thank(s) God!"?

    Why do we say "Thank God!" and not "Thanks God!"?
    Is this a metter of grammar or something else?
    Thankk you!

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: Why not "Thank(s) God!"?

    It's a subjunctive. You aren't actually talking to God, so it's not "Thanks, God." You're saying 'may God be thanked' or something like that.

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    eurekateam is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: Why not "Thank(s) God!"?

    Thank you! I can see that now. Bye!

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    Default Re: Why not "Thank(s) God!"?

    Additionally,

    Give thanks to God! (Plural Noun)
    Thank God! (Verb, imperative)

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