Thanks for helpful?

Status
Not open for further replies.

GoodTaste

Key Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2016
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
China
Current Location
China
Which is correct?

1) Thanks for helpful
2) Thanks for being helpful
3) Thanks for helpfulness
4) Thanks for the helpfulness

Thank you in advance
 

Skrej

Key Member
Joined
May 11, 2015
Member Type
Native Language
English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
United States
Only #2 and #4 are possible, but #4 sounds unnatural.

#3 could work with the addition of a possessive adjective - i.e. 'your helpfulness'. It still wouldn't be quite as natural as #2.
 

tedmc

VIP Member
Joined
Apr 16, 2014
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
Malaysia
Current Location
Malaysia
I think this is more common:

Thanks for being so helpful.
 

Rover_KE

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jun 20, 2010
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
England
Current Location
England
I always say 'Thanks for your help'.

GoodTaste, no sentence can be correct without a final punctuation mark.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top