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    #1

    Red face thanks, thank you

    • teacher or parents, "This is your cup of tea."
    • student or children, "Thanks."

    1. As the above conversastion, is it an impolite way for a student or children to say thanks only to a teacher or parents?
    2. Can a staff say thanks only to a boss, is it too casual?
    3. In a very formal situation, shall I say, "Thank you very much, I apprecate that." to express gratitude to all aspects? If not, how shall I say?

    Thank you.
    (any grammar mistake in this message?)

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    Re: thanks, thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    • teacher or parents, "This is your cup of tea."
    • student or children, "Thanks."
    1. As the above conversastion, is it an impolite way for a student or children to say thanks only to a teacher or parents?
    2. Can a staff say thanks only to a boss, is it too casual?
    3. In a very formal situation, shall I say, "Thank you very much, I apprecate that." to express gratitude to all aspects? If not, how shall I say?
    Thank you.
    (any grammar mistake in this message?)
    "Thanks" is less formal than "thank you", but it is not inappropriate for a student/teacher, child/parent, ot emplyee/boss relationship, at least in the US.

    Your formal expression is fine.

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