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    But for/ Thanks to

    But for/ Thanks to your help, things woild have been a disaster.

    Which one is correct?

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    Re: But for/ Thanks to

    Quote Originally Posted by RoseSpring View Post
    But for/ Thanks to your help, things woild have been a disaster.

    Which one is correct?
    "But for your help..." If you say "thanks to your help...", apart from being poor English, it implies that "you" helped to cause a disaster.

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