Hello all, I'm a non-native speaker.I wonder if there is any difference between "Thank you." and "I appreciate it." in American English.Thank you for your contribution!
I’ve seen a post by aBritish English speaker who said “I appreciate it.” implies that Person B.recognizes the value of something done by Person A. and expresses positivefeelings about the favor in contrast to “Thank you.”? Does this usage exist inAmerican English, too? Any answers would be appreciated.
"Thank you" is automatic. It can be very sincere or it can be a throw-away line. "I appreciate it" is certainly a deliberate thing to say. Depending on tone, context, gestures, etc., a simple "Thank you" can be just a appreciative.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.