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      • Native Language:
      • Japanese
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    Thanks vs Thanks any way

    Dear all,

    In the dialogue below, is it fine for Lucy just to say "Thanks" or "Thank you", instead of "Thanks anyway" or "Thank you anyway"?

    Lucy: Mark, can you open this bottle? It's too tight.
    Mark: Sure,... Oh, It's really tight. I can't open it either.
    Lucy: That's okay. Thanks anyway.

    Is "anyway" optional, or necessary?

    Thank you!


    Last edited by Rover_KE; 14-Aug-2014 at 08:46.

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    Re: Thanks vs Thanks any way

    It's necessary. It means 'Thanks for trying'.


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