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    thankful vs grateful

    There are people thankful / grateful to Mr Smith for his efforts.
    I believe 'grateful' is the correct word, but is 'thankful' fine too.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: thankful vs grateful

    The two are synonymous in some contexts, yes, but not in all contexts.

    Grateful sounds better in the particular context you've shown, and here's the reason why:


    From grateful - Definitions from Dictionary.com
    Grateful indicates a warm or deep appreciation of personal kindness as shown to one: grateful for favors; grateful to one's neighbors for help in time of trouble. Thankful indicates a disposition to express gratitude by giving thanks, as to a benefactor or to a merciful Providence; there is often a sense of deliverance as well as of appreciation: thankful that one's life was spared in an accident; thankful for the comfort of one's general situation.
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    Re: thankful vs grateful

    Thanks, Casiopea.

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