A thank-you message

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

Instructions

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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Submitted by Rita25 on Tue, 11/10/2022 - 02:39

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Never ever wrote a thank you message to a colleague, but I always show my gratitude to the people around me.

Hi British Council,

I'd just like to say thank you for all the great things you do, You've inspired me to embrace learning English with so much enthusiasm. I could see how much effort you put into this. Great work!

Your expertise in this field are vital for everyone who constantly challenge theirselves to improve their English Language Skills and we couldn't have done better without your help. We hope to learn more insightful tips and advise from you.

I'll stay in touch and I'm looking forward to learn more from you.

All of Best,
Grace

Submitted by cagla on Mon, 03/10/2022 - 14:51

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From: Cagla To: Nihal
Hello Nihal,
I hope you are good.
I am just writing to say thanks for your help on the project last month.
We really appreciate you to support us.
it was very important for us to develop this app so thank you so much . Your expertise was very important for this project. We couldnt have finished it without you.
I hope to work together again.

Best Wishes.
Cagla

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Fri, 16/09/2022 - 08:03

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I sent message to say thank you to my colleague yesterday. She helped me to get the result what I need to know, and her effort is helping me out the best result.

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Sat, 03/09/2022 - 09:05

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I remember the last time I sent a thanks email to collogues about the last meeting.
Hello XY,
I hope you are fine and doing very well,
I am just writing to say thanks for your constructive assistance in arranging the meeting among the stockholders. Your explanation and expertise were the results to convince the stockholders, and to resume the project's construction work again after five years of ceased. We could have gotten the final invoice without your involvement and help.
I hope we will work on more projects in the next calendar year and hope to through your expertise make the project quality greater, and meet all requirements of the client.
I will be in touch with you for any further advice regarding project quality and project financial processing.
Best Regards

Submitted by Mohammedhab on Sun, 28/08/2022 - 20:56

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Hi Saleh
Hope you're doing well
I'm writing to thank you for your helping me to find an apartment, You did your best and gave me many options which are helped me to know the range of price in that region.

I have to tell you that I have already found a furnished apartment that is pretty close to my office, with amazing view and a reasonable price.
this won't happen without your help, so I appreciate what you did to help me.

I'm inviting you to visit me to have a cup of coffee and to see my new apartment

Best wishes
Mohammed

Submitted by GrazianoTagliapietra on Sun, 07/08/2022 - 00:45

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I thank you a lot for your help in the last work we made, your contribution and you expertise was excential to drive the project to a good conclusion. I think that in the future we could collaborate again with mutual sactisfaction. I belivethis is true for you also and therfore you are fufilled about our collaboration.

Submitted by grace_sth on Sat, 23/07/2022 - 15:47

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Hi Ma Thaw
I hope you are well
I really want to say thank you for teaching me about the projects and for helping me on that projects. I've learned many things from you and I think I've got too many experience by doing them. Really thank you for all the things I've learned from you. Hope to work with you again and look forward to work with you more closely this year

Submitted by sangprovai on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 12:48

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Hi Alex,
I hope you are doing well.
I’m just writing to say thanks for your great help on the exam yesterday. I had been so busy playing games with my cousin, that’s why I didn’t have any leisure time for studying. If you hadn’t helped me that time, I would not have passed the exam. I know you didn’t answer the last question in order to teach me the solution of each question.
I very appreciate your assistance. If you need any help in the future, I will always be pleased to lend you a hand.
Your best friend,
SPRV

Submitted by Fzt_abidin on Sun, 26/06/2022 - 11:06

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ı thanked my colleague yesterday because he helped me. Yesterday ı had to finish my graduate project. I couldn't have finished it on time without his help so ı thanked him so much. I know precious of favor. Every time ı cross my friends ı say hello how were your day and ı really engaged with their problems.

Submitted by marwan297 on Sat, 25/06/2022 - 18:49

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i hope you are doing great

I'm just writing you to say thanks for your help in the situation i had last week, i really appreciate your efforts because i didn't know what should i do in this situation and your doings helped me so much to overcome and move on this hard time.

I hope to see you in the near future and hang out like back days and i will be in touch.
all the best