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    Is "Thank you" an Imperative Verb?

    In the spirit of "giddyup" (i.e., "get ye up [and going]") is "thank you" in the imperative voice, as in "be recognized" or "be thought of [thunk or thank]"?

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    Re: Is "Thank you" an Imperative Verb?

    No. It's a shortened form of "I thank you".

    I can't see the connection between "thank you", "giddyup", "be recognised" and "be thought of".

    Do you realise that "thank" has nothing to do with the word "think"? And "thunk" is not an English word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Is "Thank you" an Imperative Verb?

    It would be an imperative if you were telling someone to thank another person- Anne, thank your brother.

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    Re: Is "Thank you" an Imperative Verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    . . . And "thunk" is not an English word.
    It's the sound my head makes on the bar after three beers: THUNK!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Is "Thank you" an Imperative Verb?

    Who would've thunk it?
    Last edited by kilroy65; 26-May-2016 at 02:14.

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    Re: Is "Thank you" an Imperative Verb?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Stien View Post
    Not a teacher.

    Well, it is really hard to imagine an imperative in the phrase "Thank you". )
    The/an imperative is used to give a direct order, to give instructions or to give a friendly informal advice ect etc.
    Using common sense, it just cannot be an imperative!
    Anna, welcome to the forum.

    You will notice that I have added "Not a teacher" to your post. Also, please note the corrections I have made above. Your profile shows that English is your native language so you need to be aware that non-native learners on the forum will assume, therefore, that everything you write is correct. Please ensure that your posts are grammatically correct and use correct punctuation and spacing.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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