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A thank-you message

Learn how to write a thank-you message to a colleague.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

Reading text

From: Paco
To: Maria
Subject: Thanks

Hi Maria,

I hope you're well.

I'm just writing to say thanks for your help on the project last month. We really appreciate you stepping in to support us. I know you had to put in extra hours to catch up on your own work, so thank you very much.  

Your expertise was vital for this project and we couldn't have finished it successfully without you. You really helped us and we hope to work with you again on future projects.

I'll be in touch again soon about possible future collaborations. I look forward to working with you more closely this year.

All the best,

Paco

Tips

  1. Start with a friendly comment:
    I hope you're well.
  2. It's usually best to use an informal style with colleagues:
    Hi Maria, …
    Thanks for your help.
  3. Keep it short.
  4. Mention the good work they did and the positive effect of it:
    Your expertise was vital for this project.
    We couldn't have finished it successfully without your help.
  5. End with a positive comment about future collaboration:
    I hope to work with you more closely in future.
    I look forward to working with you again.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I wrote thank you message 7 years ago to my boss by messenger, but not informal way as this example.

When ever you try to write an email to your friends or to your boss or to your customers,just remember this formula for writing your message-KISS and CCC
KISS- Keep It Short and Simple
CCC - Complete,Concise and Coherent

I don't remember making a thank-you message to my colleagues or professors in college, I just always say thank you. I used to think that my colleagues had the obligation to help me just for work at the same company but it is always good to say thanks to build more healthy relations and get good help at any other moment.

Hi everybody,

Everyday I thanks my overseas colleagues to support me on paperwork in different areas.

I would say this, but I have not got help at work, yet. If I will get the favor of my colleague or professors, I would write also a thank-you-message.

Thank you very much! Now I can thank other people.

I have written several emails expressing my thanks to my coworkers. But in not an appropriate style like this, I have learned today.

Thanks

Dear Sandra

I am just writing to say thanks for your support during the project. It was a big challenge and your commitment help us to reach the objectives.

You are more than welcome to visit us and work with us on near projects.

I am looking forward to know from you.

Regards

Pedro

From: Erik
To: [Name]
Subject: Thanks

Hi [Name],

I hope you're well.

I'm writing to say thanks for your help on the project we did last week. We really appreciate your support and we are really thankful. I know you had to put in extra hours to advance in your work, so thank you very much.

Your expertise was very helpful for this project and we couldn't have done it this well without your help. You really helped us and we are looking forward to work with you again on some future projects.

I'll be in touch with you if we have some more projects you could help in.

All the best,

Erik

Hi, Siva

I hope you are well.
I am just writing to thanks for your help in my make-up class. I really appreciate you coming to me when I had no idea to draw my eyebrow. I know you had to catch up you next lesson, so again thank you very much.
Your expertise is vital for all us who are beginner to learn makeup and we could not draw well without you that day. I hope in the future I could have a chance to work with you in this beauty field.
I will be in touch with you, also follow your lesson through live streaming.

Shelly
Best Regards

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