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    #1

    Thanks for asking, however?

    Dear Friends,

    I have asked someone if he could do some work for me but he declined. At the end of his mail he wrote:

    Thanks for asking, however.

    Is 'however' here used in the sense of 'anyway'? Which (however or anyway) is more frequently used?

    Thank you.

    Csika
    Last edited by Csika; 04-Sep-2010 at 13:41.

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    #2

    Re: Thanks for asking, however?

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    I think however is like but - at least here.

    But thanks for asking.
    Thanks for asking, however.

    Cheers!

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    #3

    Re: Thanks for asking, however?

    Any natives on this?

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    #4

    Re: Thanks for asking, however?

    Quote Originally Posted by Csika View Post
    Dear Friends,

    I have asked someone if he could do some work for me but he declined. At the end of his mail he wrote:

    Thanks for asking, however.

    Is 'however' here used in the sense of 'anyway'? Which (however or anyway) is more frequently used?

    Thank you.

    Csika
    I would have said "Thanks for asking, though."

    The way it was originally written is just another way of saying "However, I would like to thank you for asking me." So your friend is saying that even though he cannot do the work, he is grateful for the offer.

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    #5

    Re: Thanks for asking, however?

    Thank you for the replies. Anyway, was I correct when I wrote:

    "Any natives on this"? or Is 'Any native on this' better?

    Thank you.

    Csika

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    #6

    Re: Thanks for asking, however?

    Quote Originally Posted by Csika View Post
    Thank you for the replies. Anyway, was I correct when I wrote:

    "Any natives on this"? or Is 'Any native on this' better?

    Thank you.

    Csika
    Neither of them is a complete sentence! It's not recommended on this forum to specifically ask for help from native speakers, as many of the non-natives on here have extremely good advice.

    However, should you wish to do so, I would say "Do any native speakers have any advice on this matter?"

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