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    thank sb that + S+V, grammatically wrong?

    hello!

    I came up with a question here.

    Is this sentence grammatically incorrect?

    " Thank her that she told me..."

    What my teacher says to me is that it is not right to use a conjuction THAT after THANK.

    However, I found those.

    "I thank you God that I'm a humble sinner, unlike..."

    also

    "thank you that I am not like other men..." from the Bible Luke 18:11

    and there's a song Thank you That I Found You by Mariah Carey.

    Still, he says the Bible is grammatically incorrect, but wouldn't tell me why.

    Are they all "grammatically" wrong?

    Last edited by Evano; 16-Oct-2014 at 03:27.

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    Re: thank sb that + S+V, grammatically wrong?

    Being able to find such sentences from the internet which deviate from the norm does not mean you are right.
    In schools and exams, there could be two or more answers to the same question but only the best answer is marked correct.
    It is arguable whether the alternative answer is correct or grammatical. Correctness has a lot to do with following current norms.
    In this case, the most widely accepted preposition after thank is 'for' and not 'that'.
    Do a search again for 'thank somebody for' and compare the results.

    P.S. It does sound more logical that 'you thank somebody for something' rather than 'you thank somebody that something happened'.

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    Last edited by tedmc; 16-Oct-2014 at 04:03.

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    Re: thank sb that + S+V, grammatically wrong?

    I am well aware of it, I know it sounds odd. Plus, I am not even being tested on this, but learning more is my bigger concern. What I would like to know is whether it is "grammatically" incorrect or not.
    Thank you for the reply, thou

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    Re: thank sb that + S+V, grammatically wrong?

    Hello, Evano. Welcome to UsingEnglish.
    Please see here: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...ut-the-website
    (I agree with Tdol.)

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    #5

    Re: thank sb that + S+V, grammatically wrong?

    thank you

    hope you have a nice day

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    #6

    Re: thank sb that + S+V, grammatically wrong?

    I think 'thank someone for the reason that (clause)' is grammatical.

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