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    Default Thanks for yours overnight

    Hi, this is a tricky one for me...

    Can I say "Thanks for yours overnight" to thank someone for having sent me an email, say if a letter was sent via email attachment ?

    Thanks,
    D. Trovatto

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    Hello, and welcome!

    "Thanks for yours overnight" is incorrect. I would say one of the following:

    Thanks for your email.

    Thanks for your letter.

    Thanks for the letter you sent via email.

    etc.
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    Different context: can I say "Thanks for yours overnight" to someone who has spent the previous night with me? Is that a British expression?

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    I would use something like:

    Thanks for staying overnight last night, or simply Thanks for staying last night

    Thanks for yours overnight is not an expression we'd use at all, in any situation.

    Here's a definition for "overnight"...

    o·ver·night

    adj.
    1. Lasting for, extending over, or remaining during a night: an overnight trip; an overnight guest.
    2. For use over a single night or for a short journey: overnight supplies.
    3. Mailed for guaranteed delivery on the next day: an overnight package.
    4. Happening as if in a single night; sudden: an overnight success.

    adv.
    1. During or for the length of the night: Let the meat marinate overnight.
    2. In or as if in the course of one night; suddenly: became a sensation overnight.

    n.
    An overnight stay or trip.

    intr.v., -night·ed, -night·ing, -nights. (o'vər-nit')
    To spend the night: overnighting at a country inn.


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