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Thank you vs thanks

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salehcom

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dear,

when can I use these words?
what are the situations of them?


best regards
 

bieasy

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dear,

when can I use these words?
what are the situations of them?


best regards
Your sentence sounds strange.

What are their situations? (better)

NOT A TEACHER.
 

2006

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dear,

When can I use these words?
In what situations can I use them? :tick:


best regards
"thanks" is casual.

"Thank you." is much more formal.
 

Raymott

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dear,

when can I use these words?
what are the situations of them?


best regards
They mean the same.
"Thank you" means "I thank you".
"Thanks" means "I give you my thanks."
In that respect there's no difference.

"Thank you" is more formal than "thanks".
In a situation like this [forum], you could write "Thank you for your reply" or "Thanks for your reply".
Broadly, you could use this context as a guide. Anything more formal, especially in writing, use "Thank you".
 
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