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    #1

    is this correct?

    Jose barely managed to survive the plane crash.
    "Jose, I carried you out of the plane. Are you all right?"
    "My thanks, I'm fine." <-------- is this correct?

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    Re: is this correct?

    How about "Thanks to you, I am fine. (Because of what he did, you are fine.)

    Or "Thank you. I am fine." (No connection between his action and your condition.)
    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.


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    Re: is this correct?

    ...but if I were to say, "My thanks, I'm fine," would that be correct in context? Instead of, "Thank you, I'm fine," is "My thanks, I'm fine" the same thing?

    EDIT: Or should it be "My thanks to you, I'm fine"?

    Nevermind, thanks.
    Last edited by johnshucks; 13-Jun-2010 at 05:04.

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    Re: is this correct?

    It's not incorrect, and would be understood, but it's not a natural phrase to me and I think 'I'm fine thanks to you' would work better- you could then add 'Thank you so much', etc, to reinforce the idea.

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