‘Thanks for.. ‘ or ‘I thank you for…’

I was wondering if the expression “I thank you for your answer” isn’t nicer than ” Thank you for your answer”.

For comparison, saying “I thank you” in French is nicer because the person who says it is more involved than when he/she simply says “Thank you for …”.

Is it the same thing in English?

Thanks 🙂


In English, there’s minimal difference. It really depends on the formality of the context.

I thank you for…

would be better suited under Dear…. in a letter (or nowadays, an email).

Thank you for…

usually belongs in more casual speech. There’s no real difference in how ‘involved’ either one is. It depends on the context.


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